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With construction underway on a new Q Bridge, commuters should see relief from crawling traffic … in 2016, officials announced.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell and transportation officials dug shovels into the banks of the New Haven Harbor Friday, marking the start of construction on a new Q Bridge (aka Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge). The new bridge will be the “crowning glory” of a $2 billion project to expand roadways on and around the I-95 corridor as it passes through New Haven. (Click here for an Independent story, and here for a state web site, detailing the project).

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