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The new bridge, which carries traffic over the Quinnipiac River, is the central component of the 18-year, nearly $2 billion 1-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program--by far the largest and most comprehensive program ConnDOT has ever undertaken.
Although funding to build a new main street has not yet been fully appropriated, these local efforts positively impacted ConnDOT's intersection reconstruction.
The two principal elements of CRISP are 1) detailed medical and environmental specifications (e.g., medical examinations and industrial hygiene) for monitoring and reducing occupational lead exposures at bridge sites--these specifications are included in the construction contracts and are paid for by CONNDOT under the terms of the contract; and 2) a centralized, statewide surveillance system to monitor blood lead levels (BLLs) in workers--this system is based in CDPHAS.
"These apps give us another way to communicate with travelers and get them the best information quickly--they make government more accessible," says ConnDOT Commissioner James P.
ConnDOT adopted a voluntary "partnering" approach to this project because of the restricted schedule and need for maximum teamwork.
ConnDOT identified candidate locations for treatment through a regular safety program called the Suggested List of Surveillance Study Sites.
Team members include representatives from the municipal police, fire, and traffic departments; emergency medical services; ConnDOT; Connecticut State Police; Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection; Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles; Federal Highway Administration; towing professionals; and South Western Regional Planning Agency.
Like many other states, ConnDOT has battled a rising number of claims on projects in recent years.
To minimize disruption to train service and eliminate hazards in building a bridge over active rail lines, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) specified that the biggest segment of the 390-meter (1,280-foot) bridge be completed in a single weekend night.