WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Heads up for drivers traveling along Interstate 95 in Westport: There will be more severe restrictions due to a bridge lateral slide project.
This second bridge lateral slide is scheduled for the southbound side of the bridge and will occur from Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. until Nov. 6 at 6 a.m.
The first bridge lateral slide, which is part of the I-95 Norwalk Westport Project, began on the northbound side of the I-95 bridge over Saugatuck Avenue from Oct. 20 until Oct. 23.
Officials said the highway will be severely restricted to two lanes while crews work on the bridge.
CTDOT Spokesperson Josh Morgan said this is the first of two phases for the bridge replacement project.
“We’re in the middle of a bridge replacement and roadway safety improvement project in Westport and Norwalk along I-95. Part of that project is replacing the bridge on I-95 over Saugatuck Ave., so we’re gonna do that in two phases,” Morgan explained. “The first phase is coming this weekend. What we’re doing is accelerated bridge construction. People who have traveled that area will notice two bridges being built directly adjacent to the highway. This weekend, we will be closing I-95 northbound, removing that bridge and sliding in this brand-new bridge. So, we’re going to replace a whole bridge in a weekend, which would usually take 12 months or so, if we were doing this as a stage construction project.”
Learn more about this weekend’s lateral bridge shift and the I-95 Norwalk Westport Project here.