Around this same time in 2009 then-Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration inked what some lawmakers later considered a bad 35 year deal to turn over operation of the state’s 23 highway service plazas to a partnership with no prior experience in that area.
Project Service of Milford, made up of representatives from Subway sandwiches and the Carlyle Group, has already successfully renovated two plazas along the Merritt Parkway in North Haven.
But a much larger pair of plazas in Milford are set to reopen over the course of January and February.
The good news is the Milford locations look and sound pretty impressive. Anyone familiar with the former buildings just has to drive by the new facilities to see they are a huge improvement.
But those who continue to harbor some concerns about Rell’s deal with Project Service also have reason for continued skepticism. The partners have fallen in some cases several months behind on their aggressive building schedule.