The connector road between Route 7 and Route 8 in Pittsfield/Lanesboro, MA to the Berkshire Mall has been in poor condition for many years.  $6.1 million in ARRA Federal Stimulus dollars is being spent to completely reconstruct this three mile stretch of two lane roadway.  In less than 18 months, E.T.& L. will construct a temporary detour road, close and reconstruct the original connector road and complete all new drainage facilities to provide upgraded access to the Berkshire Mall from both the East and West.