When Phase 2 construction is completed in 2021, Orange Street will be reconnected across the former Rt. 34 highway, restoring access between Downtown New Haven, Union Station, and the Hill neighborhood. Phase 2 includes construction of Connecticut’s first protected intersection for bicyclists and pedestrians, street and landscape improvements, flood reduction measures, traffic calming, a new gateway to the City of New Haven, and will prime the area for economic development.
Spring 2019-Summer 2021
There are nine (9) construction stages.
Stages 1-5 (approximately the first year of construction) are not expected to cause significant traffic impacts. The first year of construction will:
Stages 6-9 (the second year of construction) will include:
Minimizing Construction Impacts
Throughout construction, traffic routes into and out of the City, as well as around the construction area will be maintained.
As shown in the animation below, traveling lanes will shift up and down to accommodate construction areas, but access into and out of the City is maintained.
The project team will: