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    Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking

    Advisories

    ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE PARKING - Sunday March 10, 2013 - click for more info

    Phase 1 construction of the Downtown Crossing project-which will begin to reconnect the Hill neighborhood to Downtown New Haven and allow for the development of housing and businesses where Route 34 now sits-is set to begin at the end of this month. Click here for more info....

    The New Haven City Card program is being discontinued. Effective February 28, 2013 new cards and card reloads will no longer be issued. Customers with card balances may continue to use their New Haven City Cards in approximately 1,900 meters across the city. Customers are encouraged to use their cards until the card balance is exhausted.
    Cardholders who would like a refund of their card balance should send their cards and refund requests by December 31, 2013 to:

    PXT Payments, Inc., 300 Brickstone Square, Ste 201, Andover, MA 01810

    Please be sure to include your card, name and return address. PXT Payments will refund the card balance by check. Refunds will be issued within 10 business days of the receipt of the request. For more information please contact PXT Payments Customer Service at info@pxtpayments.com or (877) 929-3050

    New Haven Department of Public Works To Temporarily Close The Grand Avenue Bridge. The City of New Haven's DPW has scheduled bridge maintenance on the Grand Ave. Bridge to begin Monday, June 25th, 7 AM thru Friday, June 29th, 5 PM. Closure is for routine deck maintenance. Maintenance activities require that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic. Motor vehicles should use alternative routes for travel.
    While the Grand Avenue Bridge will remain in a closed position, it will be opened for marine traffic as required. Pedestrians may cross the bridge, but should expect delays during bridge openings to allow passage of marine traffic.

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC & PARKING AND THE CITY TRAFFIC COMMISSION ANNOUNCE NEW DOWNTOWN PARKING SCHEDULE
    New Haven - Department Of Transportation, Traffic & Parking and the City Traffic Commission announce that as of May 29, 2012 all metered parking will be enforced until 9:00 pm. After 5:00 pm meter time limits (15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, etc) will be not be enforced.

    2011 Annual Report CT METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL....click here to see more.

    UPDATE 1/13/2012 - YALE CAMPUS/TRUMBULL STREET AREA SEWER SEPARATION...click here for more.

    CONNECTICUT TRANSIT FARE CHANGES -Information about changes to local & express bus fares, and ADA paratransit fares effective January 1, 2012. Click here to see more......

    TRUMBULL STREET TO BECOME ONE WAY INBOUND - ORANGE STREET TO WHITNEY AVENUE ONE WAY TRAFFIC PATTERN AND DETOUR MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 - STARTING AT 9:00 AM..click to see more..

    TRUMBULL STREET TO BECOME ONE WAY INBOUND - ORANGE STREET TO WHITNEY AVENUE ONE WAY DETOUR BEGINS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2011...click here for more info

    TRUMBULL STREET TO BECOME ONE WAY INBOUND - ORANGE STREET TO WHITNEY AVENUE ONE WAY DETOUR BEGINS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2011...click here for detour map

    TRUMBULL STREET AREA - TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSING ADVISORY - SEWER SEPARATION PHASE 1A...more info click here

    Notice of public Hearing regarding CT transit fare increase and service reduction...click here for more information

    From 9am on Monday, August 8, 2011 to 3pm, Friday, August 12, 2011 the Chapel Street Drawbridge, located between East Street and James Street, will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic . For more info click here

    GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE TO BE CLOSE FOR HEAT RELATED REPAIRS BEGINNING 9:00AM WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH LASTING UNTIL 3:00PM FRIDAY JULY 22ND.... more info

    Join the ride and celebrate the trail. New Haven to Simsbury bike ride....more info

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC AND PARKING AND THE CITY TRAFFIC COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKEND DOWNTOWN PARKING RULES..see details

    CTRANSTIT To Introduce New Hybrid Buses in New Haven and Waterbury....to see more

    CTTRANSIT to Begin Operating 60-foot Articulated Buses...to see more

    March 13, 2011 - CT BUS SERVICE CHANGES - Between 11:00AM and 4:45PM, CTTRANSIT passengers should board connections on State at Chapel Street.--During the parade, there will be no bus service on Chapel Street between State & Ella Grasso Blvd.--Outbound service on Broadway will not stop in front of Cutler's Records. Buses will stop at Tower Parkway & Broadway.--All 5:30PM trips will depart from the New Haven Green and follow the regular routes. For more information on the parade: http://www.stpatricksdayparade.org/index.htm

    January 22, 2011 - HIGH TECH PARKING HITS DOWNTOWN - 48 new parking meters that accept both coins and credit/debit cards (with Visa, MasterCard or Discover logos) will temporarily replace 48 existing single space meters in the retail districts of Chapel Street (between College St and York St) and on the north side of Broadway beginning January 11, 2011.

    February 8, 2010 - NEW 12-HOUR PARKING AT SCIENCE PARK. Certain sections of Prospect Street, Munson Street and Canal Street are now designated for 12-hour parking with enforcement set to begin on March 1, 2010.

    May 15, 2009 - NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATION AT ROUTE 34 / EXIT 3. The flashing traffic signal at the terminus of Route 34 Exit 3 at North Frontage Road will return to normal operation on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

    May 15, 2009 - ELM CITY BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST. Elm City Cycling, Yale University and the City of New Haven are celebrating National Bike to Work Month. Join many of the 600 bicycle commuters in New Haven for Street Smarts programs, free coffee and breakfast treats at City Hall.

    May 9, 2009 - NATIONAL TRAIN DAY. Celebrate National Train Day at Union Station in New Haven! Presentations will include the work on the transit-oriented developments in the City, an update on the Hartford-Springfield Railroad and efforts to improve bike access on trains.

    April 22, 2009 - NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON CLIMATE ACTION. Please join the City of New Haven, Yale University and Nelson\Nygaard Consultants for the panel discussion, "Reducing your carbon footprint through sustainable transportation".

    January 23, 2009 - DOWNTOWN BIKE / PED PLAN COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCED. Thursday January 29, 2009.
    The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCROG) & the City of New Haven will be hosting an action oriented community meeting centered on Pedestrian and Cycling Safety in Downtown New Haven. If you ever cross the street and wish you had more time, or if you like to ride your bike but wish the streets were better designed for you, come tell us at the meeting and share your ideas.

    December 29, 2008CITY ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE PARKING VOUCHER AND CITY CARD PROGRAM. The City recently announced program modifications which enhance customer parking payment options. 

    PROSPECT STREET BRIDGE WEIGHT RESTRICTION NOW IN EFFECT. The Prospect Street Bridge, located at the intersection of Prospect Street, Trumbull Street and Canal Streets, is now posted with a 15-ton weight restriction. The new weight restriction affects many construction routing plans, transit routes and other activities. Construction managers and transit systems have been notified and are working with the City on alternative routes. Thank you for your cooperation and compliance with the weight restriction.

    October 1, 2008 - BLAKE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, Friday October 3, 2008.

    September 29, 2008 - FARNHAM AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, Wednesday October 1, 2008.

    August 28, 2008 - TEMPLE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, effective immediately.

    August 12, 2008 - HIGH STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC between Chapel Street and Elm Street on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008.

    August 8, 2008 - RUSSELL STREET FROM EAST GRAND AVENUE TO WARWICK STREET will be closed to traffic on Monday, August 11, 2008.


    July 28, 2008 - New Reisdential Parking Zone - Parts of George Street, Greenwood Street, and Gilbert Avenue are now part of Residential Zone #6. Click here for details.

    July 21, 2008 - New 2008/2009 Green Park Permits are now available for all New Haven resident hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle owners. Click here for details.

    June 18, 2008 - Street Closure: Winchester Avenue. Please be advised, Winchester Avenue will be closed June 24, June 26 & July 1, 2008. Click here for details.

    June 17, 2008 - High Street Closure. Please be advised that High Street will be closed June 24, 2008. Click here for details.

    June 4, 2008 - Crown Street Closure. Please be advised part of Crown Street will be closed June 5, 2008. Click here for details

    June 3, 2008 - Valley Street Closure. Please be advised some streets will be closed June 6, 2008. Click here for details

    May 22, 2008 - Intermittent Street Closures. Please be advised that due to filiming, some streets will be closed May 27, 2008. Click here for details

    May 20, 2008 - Yale Commencement Street Closures. Please be advised that some streets will be closed May 23-26, 2008. Click here for details

    May 15, 2008 - Indiana Jones Festival Street Closure. Please be advised that parts of Chapel Street and York Street will be closed May 17, 2008. Click here for details


    April 16, 2008 - ROUTE 34/ DOWNTOWN CROSSING SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCED. Please join the City of New Haven, TriState Transportation Campaign, Yale Office of Transportation and the New Haven Urban Design League for a presentation with John Norguist, President of the Congress for the New Urbanism and former Mayor of Milwaukee, on Urban Highway Removal and the future of Route 34. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Career High School.

    March 24, 2008 - LANE NARROWING ON CHAPEL STREET. To make sanitary and storm sewer connections at the Yale Art & Architecture building a contractor will be narrowing Chapel Street to one travel lane past the work site.

    March 2008 - UTILITY INSTALLATION AT HOWARD AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET. This should have minor impact on traffic flow.

    March 4, 2008 - COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING STREET CARS.  March 4, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m.

    December 19, 2007 - PARKING AT SHARTENBERG LOT. Shartenberg Lot is Now Closed.

    November 19, 2007 - FREE CT TRANSIT BUS PASSES NOW AVAILABLE. The State of Connecticut is promoting public transit by offering 10 free rides on CT Transit buses. Residents and commuters are encouraged to take advantage of this offer and join the 30,000 people who ride CT Transit every day.

    November 14, 2007 - BIKE TO WORK DAY. Please be advised that Friday, November 16, 2007 is the next “Bike to Work Day,” sponsored by Elm City Cycling. Residents and commuters are encouraged to ease congestion and save money on gas by riding your bike to work.

    October 2, 2007 - "Transit for Connecticut" Community Meeting. On Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 AM, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, please join the Transportation, Traffic and Parking Department to advocate for expanded public bus service in New Haven. The Connecticut Association for Community Transportation and CT Transit are sponsoring this meeting to share ideas and suggestions. Elected officials, Connecticut Department of Transportation representatives and state transit advocates will be on hand to listen to our comments and concerns. Click here for more details.

    August 28, 2007 - 2007-2008 RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. If you live in a residential area, you can now visit 165 Church Street to purchase a Residential parking decal.

    August 9, 2007 - PHASE IV SIGNAL WORK BEGINS THIS MONTH. As part of the ongoing effort to upgrade traffic signals across the city, work begins this month at 22 intersections . The work will be staged over the rest of the construction season, starting in Newhallville and then continuing in the Beaver Hills and West Rock neighborhoods.

    August 6, 2007 - NEW GREEN PARK PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HYRBID AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE OWNERS. Celebrating their commitment to the environmental health of New Haven

    June 2007 - TROLLEY ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN. During the filming of the new Indiana Jones movie, several CT Transit lines have been re-routed to State Street. Downtown Trolleys are available to better access Chapel Street and the New Haven Green.

     

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