This project encompassed approximately one mile of I-95 in New Haven. Additional lanes, full shoulders and a new median barrier were constructed in both directions, along with new drainage, signage and lighting. Seven bridge structures were either constructed or reconstructed, as well as three pre-cast retaining walls spanning over 250 ft. Much of the project’s widening involved large 30 foot cuts on the east end of the project and an equally large embankment area on the west end to accommodate new on and off ramps as well as a large sedimentation basin for the new drainage system. The large cut and fill areas, coupled with limited available land area, necessitated the use of pre-cast retaining wall systems.
A special feature on this project was the use of architectural form liners for both the structures and retaining walls, giving all the concrete work a rectangular cut stone look. The architectural treatment gave this project a distinctive look not present on most highway projects. The project was completed nearly one year ahead of schedule.