WHAT'S NEW: Phase 3 Set to begin!
Downtown Crossing Phase 3 will begin the process of reconnecting Temple Street to Congress Avenue with pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streetscapes. Construction for Phase 3 will begin in May and last through the end of 2021.
Phase 3 will free previously unusable land for private economic development--the construction of 101 College Street: 500,000+ square feet of lab, research, and meeting space in support of New Haven’s burgeoning bioscience economy. This private development will expand the City’s tax base, add over 800 direct, well-paying bioscience jobs as well as spur approximately 7,000 additional jobs to the local economy, and further establish New Haven as a top bioscience hub.

The City of New Haven’s Downtown Crossing team has worked to develop plans to reduce traffic congestion to the extent possible and will continue to do so throughout Phase 3 construction. Immediately below, please find an overview of Phase 3 construction. For more detailed information on Downtown Crossing Phase 3, please go here.

Phase 2 Construction Schedule: Monday, April 26-Friday, May 7, 2021
There will be no changes to the existing traffic patterns over the next two weeks.
As usual, various single lane closures may occur in the construction area. Existing pedestrian detours also remain in place. Please see below for details on lane closures and pedestrian detours.

Throughout the two-week period of Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 7, 2021 various single lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:

  • Inbound & Outbound Service Drives: roads that provide access to parking under 100 College Street and go on to provide access to the Air Rights Garage
  • State Street at North Frontage Road: near the intersection of Union Avenue and Water Street
  • South Frontage Road: between South Orange Street and College Street
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: between Orange Street and Church Street

All Downtown Crossing related work for the two-week of Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 7, 2021 is scheduled to occur during daytime work hours. Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Any construction work that may impact traffic flow will not occur between 7 and 9 a.m. or between 3 and 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Road signage will alert drivers and pedestrians to work areas and lane closures.

Please pay attention to this signage, slow down, and stay safe!