River Road is a proposed idea for Hartford’s downtown riverfront area.
The idea for highway relocation was first proposed by Congressman Larson, and by analyzing options and opportunities this vision for transformation came to life. If pursued, Interstate 84 would be rerouted out of downtown and Interstate 91 would be capped at the level of the top of the river dikes. This would allow for the connection of every city street to a redeveloped riverfront. The plan would also allow another block of development along 28 acres of former highway right-of-way in Hartford. In East Hartford, the removal of sections of the major highway interchange – or its entirety – open up massive development potential.