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Project Overview

Project Components

The multi-disciplinary study consists of several interrelated components:

  • Replacing Route 34 with two city streets with 11-foot travel lanes and bicycle lanes. New traffic signals and exit/entry ramps will be constructed to improve traffic flow and safety.
  • Incorporating the City's new Complete Streets standards. Complete Streets are designed for all users, and may have slower travel speeds, bicycle lanes, and encourage walking and use of transit.
  • Creating four new development parcels with up to 10 acres of reclaimed highway right of way between downtown and the Yale medical district.
  • Providing below grade access drives to convey vehicles to the new development parcels and the Air Rights Garage. This will divert traffic from the surface roads, reducing traffic on the local roadway system - see image below.
  • Integrating principles of transit oriented development, such as mixed use and compact development, to encourage use of transit and promote pedestrian and bicycle mobility.
  • Replacing College Street Bridge, in need of extensive repair, and reconstructing College Street at grade to reduce maintenance costs.