The State Traffic Commission will boost the speed limit on 330 miles of state highways Oct. 1. Most of the roads that will get the higher limit are in eastern Connecticut, including a 35-mile portion of Interstate 95 from Branford to the Route 161 overpass in East Lyme, and a 33-mile section of I-84 from East Hartford to the Massachusetts state line. All of Interstate 395 has also been marked for the higher speed limit.
The driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. He will be deported back to his native India after the sentence is served.