Downtown Crossing was awarded a $23 million U.S Department of Transportation TIGER grant, one of the largest issued from Washington, to do the job. Yet the plan’s current design does not align itself with the stated intent of the project.
The original plan called for a four-lane boulevard. This was rejected by Connecticut’s Department of Transportation. Instead, current plans call for an eight-lane monstrosity that will be nearly impossible to cross on foot.
For more on this story, visit: New Haven’s Downtown Crossing: New Haven’s revised Downtown Crossing project doomed at start – Courant.com.