The New Mix
The New Mix is the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (CTDOT) program dedicated to planning for the long-term future of the Interstate 84 / Route 8 interchange in Waterbury, Connecticut. Commonly referred to as “the Mixmaster,” the interchange opened to the public in 1968. CTDOT is planning for the future of the Mixmaster as it will approach the end of its serviceable lifespan in about 25 years.
Through the New Mix program CTDOT, with public and stakeholder input, will analyze and weigh various rehabilitation and replacement options in order to develop an actionable plan to modernize and improve the safety and functionality of the interchange.
Reconstruction of an interchange of this magnitude, whether through replacement or an intensive rehabilitation, requires a large amount of time and advanced planning in order to properly phase and fund the program. Therefore, the New Mix program will likely be phased with breakout projects that will occur over a number of years.