Do the highways seems in better shape? The Connecticut Department of Transportation resurfaced a total of 260 two-lane miles of roadways this construction season, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.
Aboutt 55 two-lane miles of that amount was completed under CTDOT’s Pavement Preservation Program, which includes crack filling, surface patching, drainage repairs, and other rehabilitation work to extend the life of existing roadways.
CTDOT is responsible for the maintenance of more than 4,100 miles of roads and highways throughout Connecticut and typically resurfaces around 250 to 300 miles annually.
“We are committed to continuous improvement of Connecticut’s roadways as we work toward a best-in-class highway system for commuters, truckers, and tourists alike,” Malloy said. “Investing in our transportation system is critical if we want to drive economic growth, boost development, create jobs, and improve the overall quality of life for our residents."
Malloy called for more monetary investments in the state's transportation system.
"However, the ability to complete even routine maintenance is at risk if we fail to address the looming deficits in the Special Transportation Fund. If we want to compete for the jobs of the future, investing in our transportations system isn’t optional. The time for action is now.”
In total, CTDOT spent $69 million on road resurfacing this year. As Malloy has previously said, highway and bridge repairs – in addition to planned updates to the transportation system – would be put at risk starting in 2019 without new revenue in the Special Transportation Fund.
Recent history of the CTDOT Road Resurfacing Program:
- 2017: 260 miles, $69 million
- 2016: 302 miles, $72.9 million
- 2015: 330 miles, $74.6 million
- 2014: 305 miles, $68.9 million
- 2013: 242 miles, $57 million
- 2012: 223 miles, $57 million
- 2011: 271 miles, $50 million
- 2010: 241 miles, $50 million
- 2009: 216 miles, $49 million
- 2008: 265 miles, $54 million
- 2007: 165 miles, $48 million
- 2006: 191 miles, $42 million
- 2005: 253 miles, $49 million
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