New Haven Begins Massive “Downtown Crossing” Redevelopment

Mar 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Transportation

New Haven’s Route 34 connector — long derided as the “highway to nowhere” — will soon become somewhere.

route-34-iiThe city Friday will mark the start of a massive redevelopment of the 10.5-acre connector area between State Street and the Air Rights Garage, including turning the connector into a boulevard and routing it underground in a tunnel. The city hopes the boulevard will eventually bring workers, residents and visitors to offices, housing, restaurants, shops and parks that would be built above the tunnel, a boost to the city’s economy.

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