Highway Conversion to Reconnect New Haven Neighborhoods

New Haven highway signs (Doug Kerr / Flickr)

New Haven highway signs (Doug Kerr / Flickr)

The city of New Haven, Connecticut is leveraging $36 million in federal TIGER grants to convert an urban-renewal-era highway spur into more of a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, opening up 10 acres of land in the city center for development in the process. By transforming the highway into a boulevard that slows traffic and links with downtown cross streets, the city hopes to knit the neighborhoods back together.

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