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Larson Says I-84 Viaduct Would Stay While Tunnel Is Built

Larson Says I-84 Viaduct Would Stay While Tunnel Is Built

U.S. Rep. John Larson says one of the big benefits of his $10 billion tunnel plan would be that construction could occur while the aging I-84 viaduct remains in place.

Even though the state has dropped the idea for an I-84 tunnel in Hartford as too costly and is proceeding with its own plan to rebuild the highway at ground-level, Larson, D-1st District, said he is still pushing ahead with the idea because he's seeking federal money.

If approved, the I-84 tunnel would start near the Flatbush Avenue exit in Hartford and would continue as cars drive overhead on the viaduct that carries cars past the Aetna insurance headquarters and the Capitol. Larson is also proposing to put...

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