ASME New Haven presents:



The Engineering Behind the
I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor
Improvement Program

Presented by engineers associated with the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.
Co-sponsored by ASME New Haven and the UNH Student Chapter of ASME


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If you live in the New Haven area, you know that during the past several years, the I-91/I-95 interchange has undergone a major redesign and that a new Q bridge has been constructed to replace the original bridge from 1958. 

This huge project encompasses several miles of I-95, I-91, Route 34, the Q bridge, and many entrance and exit ramps.  Work is finally nearing completion, with amazingly little disruption to the more than 140,000 vehicles per day that travel through the area.

Are you curious to learn about the engineering behind this exciting project?  If so, join us for an interesting and informative presentation by two professional engineers who have been supervising the project for the CT Department of Transportation.

Day/time:  Wednesday, April 27, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location:  University of New Haven, Buckman Hall
(41.291399,-72.960591), Room 210
Contact:  If you have questions, please contact Beth Bennett (beth.bennett@yale.edu).
Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee to attend, and you don’t need to RSVP.


Biographical Summaries

James PelletierJames Pelletier, Jr., P.E.
Supervising Engineer

James Pelletier Jr., P.E. is a Supervising Engineer for the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT.  He has over 30 years of construction experience and is currently supervising the construction of several projects, including the Pearl Harbor Memorial Quinnipiac River Bridge, the West River Bridge, rehabilitation of bridges along Interstate 91 between Exit #3 and #8, and construction of the new Yale Boathouse. 

 Prior to joining CTDOT’s District 3A Office, James worked from District 3’s main office in New Haven on other major transportation projects, including reconstruction of the Moses Wheeler Bridge and the Washington Bascule Bridge in the towns of Milford and Stratford.  In addition, James worked for several years as a carpenter for his family-owned business and for Carpenters’ Local 24 based in Cheshire, CT.

 He received his Associates Degree in Transportation Engineering in 1983 from Hartford State Technical College, now known as Capitol Community College.  In 2013 he became a licensed Professional Engineer for the State of Connecticut.  James enjoys competing in triathlons and bicycled over 4000 miles during the 2015 season.  

Vlad Kaminsky, P.E.
Transportation Supervising Engineer

Vlad Kaminsky is a Transportation Supervising Engineer for the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program located at the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT. After graduating from Moscow University of Transportation in 1983 with a major in Bridges and Tunnels, Vlad has gained over 33 years of civil engineering experience and began working on the corridor design of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange in 2007 as a Chief Inspector. Now a Supervising Engineer, Vlad will see the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program through to completion in November 2016.

I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program
http://www.i95newhaven.com/