The state has started a traffic flow, safety and congestion-relief project in Newtown on Berkshire Road in the area between Toddy Hill Road and the I-84 overpasses. Improvements are being made to the area of Wasserman Way, Berkshire Road nd the area around and feeding Newtown High School. A direct access to I-84 is being created from Route 34 north. The overnight work is slated to end in March of 2024. Newtown state Representative Mitch Bolinsky says there will be improved sight-lines, dedicated turn-lanes, greater safety and far less congestion. Once complete, up to 60% of peak traffic flowing north from points south on Route 34, as far as New Haven, will no longer enter the Wasserman Way, Route 34 and existing Exit 11 confluence.