Hearing Thursday in Stratford about I-95 Exit 33

The state Department of Transportation will hear from residents Thursday at a hearing to get input on the planned changes to Exit 33 on Interstate 95.

The DOT will host the hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Center in Stratford.

Residents, commuters, and business owners are encouraged to visit to discuss the proposed project. An open forum on the project will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The current Exit 33 is a partial “diamond” interchange consisting of a southbound I-95 entrance ramp and a northbound exit ramp. The new configuration, according to state DOT officials, would be a full “diamond” interchange with the proposed southbound off-ramp connecting with Veterans Boulevard on the north side of I-95. The new northbound on-ramp would extend from Ferry Boulevard/U.S. Route 1 northbound on the south side of I-95, and the bridge carrying I-95 over East Main Street will be widened to accommodate the new on-ramp and acceleration lane.

Those with written questions or comments should send them to Susan M. Libatique, P.E., Transportation Principal Engineer, Connecticut Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546.