State, federal officials to celebrate new I-95 bridge

State, federal officials to celebrate new I-95 bridge.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — State and federal officials are about to celebrate the completion of one of the biggest public works projects ever in Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, state transportation officials and other federal, state and local officials will gather Saturday morning for a dedication ceremony for the new replacement Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven.

The official dedication is part of a celebration allowing members of the public to walk on the bridge during the day.

The bridge, which spans the Quinnipiac River, is a key part of an 18-year, nearly $2 billion I-95 improvement program in the New Haven Harbor area.

State officials say the bridge is being finished six months ahead of schedule. Some connections to I-91 and Route 34 must be completed.

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