Route 34 East/Downtown Crossing Website Goes Live
(1/26/2011) NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — JANUARY 26, 2011 — The City of New Haven announced today that a new website has been launched for the Downtown Crossing/Route 34 East Project. The project, which will transform the depressed Route 34 highway into developable parcels flanked by two livable urban boulevards, will physically and psychologically reunite several neighborhoods in the city’s core and provide New Haven with the infrastructure needed to ensure continued growth and job creation for decades to come.
This new website unveils what Route 34 will look like when the transformation is complete, providing information about the proposed new roadway configuration, including a photo display of the Route 34 corridor’s past, present, and future.
The website encourages the public to get involved by attending public meetings, reading project reports and publications, and getting on the project mailing list to receive the latest news. The website is designed not only to disseminate information about the project, but also to receive comments from the public via the “Contact Us” page.
Visitors to the website can read about how the project will help the city achieve its vision for creating a downtown environment that will improves the quality of life for residents, enhance business opportunities, and make New Haven a more environmentally sustainable place to live and work. The Downtown Crossing/Route 34 East Project will reclaim 10 acres of land from the expressway and make it available for development, including residential, retail, and health care and research facilities. The new boulevards will be designed at a scale suitable and safe for all forms of transportation: pedestrians, bikes, public transit, and motor vehicles.
Details about the project background, scope, and schedule are also provided on the website.
City of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. urges citizens to use the website in order to act as active participants in the project’s design and implementation: “This website will provide frequent updates on our progress. In addition, public meetings and newsletters are planned throughout the project to keep the public informed and engaged as we work to bring this project to reality. I hope you will participate with us as we reshape our city.”
City of New Haven
City Plan Department
Phone: (203) 946-7842
Phone: (860) 659-0444