Flatbush Avenue Bridge to open early - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Flatbush Avenue Bridge to open early

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced it will open the Flatbush Avenue Bridge section of the CTfastrak project in West Hartford and Hartford to vehicles and pedestrians Friday afternoon.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled for 2 p.m. to celebrate the opening, which is now 10 days ahead of schedule, and speakers at the ceremony include Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, CT DOT Commissioner James Redeker, State Sen. Beth Bye, Hartford Development Director Thomas Deller and several other Hartford and West Hartford business and community leaders.

The section includes four lanes, a pedestrian walkway and spans 1,100 feet. Officials said the Flatbush Avenue Bridge was built to carry cars and pedestrians over the Amtrak rail line and CTfastrak system, and cost $23.1 million.

CTfastrak is expected to be completed by 2015.

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