End Nears for New Haven’s ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Aug 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story, Transportation

By JOSEPH DE AVILA

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—It was infamously dubbed a “highway to nowhere” and ridiculed as one of the worst urban-planning bungles in the region’s history. Decades later, officials are hoping to correct that mistake: moving ahead with a plan to raze a stretch of highway that sealed off this city’s downtown—and led to a parking garage.

The city’s Board of Aldermen is expected Monday to approve a proposal to remove a mile-long section of Route 34 known as the Oak Street Connector. The effort would free up about 10 acres of land to be redeveloped for medical research facilities with an eye toward residential and retail projects in the future.

For more on this story, visit: End Nears for ‘Highway to Nowhere’ – WSJ.com.

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