Interstate I-91 Bradley Airport Connector Cost: $103M | Project Area: 10 miles

Bradley International Airport is a civil/military airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in Hartford County, Connecticut. Owned and operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, it is the second-largest airport in New England.


  • Luchs was responsible for all aspects of design from survey to construction engineering and management of the airport connector from I-91 to Bradley International Airport.


  • Project required completion in only fourteen months, an extremely fast time-frame.
  • Project necessitated the use of one of the first curved girder box-beam bridges in Connecticut.
  • Delays in airport traffic had to be minimized at all times.


  • Topographic, Planimetric, and Property Survey
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Traffic Analysis and Signal Design
  • Roadway Geometric Layout for 3.6 miles of expressway and 5.0 miles of secondary roads
  • Bridge Structural Design for 9 bridges including the 500 foot span over the Farmington River
  • Drainage System and Wetlands Mitigation Measures
  • Sanitary Sewer and Pump Station Relocation
  • Water Distribution System Modifications
  • Preparation of Design Documents for Construction
  • Construction Engineering and Management