Here is the full press release:
I-95 Service Plaza to Re-open on Branford Northbound
Renovations at Service Plazas in Fairfield and Madison Set to Begin
Branford, CT (Sept 25, 2013)- The newly renovated I-95 Branford Northbound Service Plaza will reopen on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 noon. This plaza is the eleventh of 23 Connecticut highway service plazas to be completely renovated. Project Service LLC, which has a 35 year contract with the state to renovate and operate the service plazas, started the renovation work in Branford in Spring 2012.
All 23 Service Plazas are open twenty-four hours a day, and offer food from Subway, McDonalds, Dunkin’ Donuts, Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon and others. The plaza also has a Statement Gift Shop that sells only Connecticut made items, Alltown Convenience Store and an ExxonMobil gas station.
Branford Northbound, as well as all the other plazas that have been or will be renovated, has a series of “green” features. The Service Plaza will qualify to operate to “Silver LEED” standards. The Branford facility will utilize photovoltaic solar panels, which decreases its dependence on traditional power sources. Each service plaza will also have facilities for single-stream recycling and idle-reduction technology for tractor-trailers. Other environmentally conscious features include, water efficient rest rooms, energy efficient insulation and lighting, state-of-the-art and super efficient heating and air conditioning units, as well as charging stations for electric cars at some of the Darien and Milford Service Plazas.
“We are committed to creating environmentally friendly service plazas, while also providing great food choices, clean restrooms, fuel and convenience,” said Paul Landino, President and CEO of Project Service. “We have had great success with the service plazas we have completed so far, and look forward to continuing to serve those traveling on Connecticut’s highways as we work to renovate the remaining service plazas in the state.”
The next service plazas to close for renovation are I-95 Fairfield Southbound and I-95 Madison Northbound. I-95 Fairfield Southbound closed on Monday, September 23rd and is set to reopen in the Fall of 2014. The Fairfield Southbound plaza will feature a Subway, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Alltown Convenience Store and Statement Gift Shop. I-95 Madison Northbound will close on Wednesday, September 25th and is scheduled to reopen in the Winter of 2014; it will also feature a Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and Alltown Convenience Store. Three other service plazas will also reopen this Fall. I-395 Montville will open in October and Rt. 15 Greenwich will open in late November.