An example of a landscape failure, these overpasses were designed on Robert Moses highway building principles. These “exits to nowhere” were supposed to connect to a circumferential loop around the city of Hartford. The loops were never completed and this portion of I-84 remained as a curiosity. The creation of the Sisson Overpasses demolished neighborhoods and forced the burial of an urban river. The ramps are well past their lifespan and either need extensive repair, or repurpose. There is no inexpensive fix.
Bring I-84 To Ground In Hartford
Remove Viaduct, Restore Downtown Hartford Connections
October 24, 2010 | Hartford Courant | By Tom Condon