DOT virtual hearing tonight on 691, 91 and Rt. 15 interchange project  

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The public can get details and ask questions about the proposed interchange improvements from I-691 eastbound to I-91 northbound in Meriden and Middletown at a virtual meeting with Department of Transportation officials tonight.

Lead designers and engineers for the intersection redesign also known as Project 79-245, will outline construction information and a timelime at 7 p.m.

Project 79-245 is the first step in a $300 million program to improve a troublesome triangle where 691, 91 and Route 15 merge in Meriden. The junction has been the site of numerous accidents and bottlenecks over the years and correcting it is considered a state priority. 

The proposed interchange improvement project entails realigning and widening the off-ramp from I-691 eastbound to I-91 northbound from one lane to two lanes and constructing an operational lane on I-91 northbound from the interchange on-ramp in Meriden to the rest area in Middletown. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2022.

The public may view details and ask questions live via links available at

The MS Teams and YouTube links will be live prior to tonight’s meeting.

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (888) 566-5916 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 9977843.

There will be a live question and answer session following the formal presentation.  Those wishing to leave a comment or ask a question during the live Q&A may use the chat function of the MS Teams Live Event platform (not available through certain devices and browsers), or send an email, or leave a voicemail at the following project email: or phone number: (860) 944-1111. 

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