Lamont was joined by Stamford Mayor David Martin, and Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry, in advising Connecticut commuters to anticipate detours in June as a result of the upcoming bridge project.
“This project underscores my commitment to growing Connecticut’s economy by investing in infrastructure. I’m also pleased to note this project is led by a homegrown Connecticut business, O&G Industries of Torrington. My administration is committed to supporting a climate where local businesses can thrive,” said Lamont.
The bridge will be installed for Route 1 on the weekends of May 31st and June 7th and will require reducing I-95 to two lanes in both directions.
“We are using an innovative construction method that will limit detours to two weekends. If traditional construction methods were used on this project, motorists would face delays for two years. It’s exciting that our department and state are using cutting-edge and cost-effective construction methods to rebuild infrastructure,” said Barry.
The installation of this new bridge will close Route 1, also known as East Main Street, between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue.
Below are the detours to be expected on Route 1 and on I-95:
- Route 1 eastbound traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland Avenue and Hamilton Avenue.
- I-95 will be reduced to two lanes in both directions, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and reopening at 5 a.m. Monday morning for both weekends.
- Stamford’s I-95 exit 9 will be closed at that time. Traffic be detoured onto and off of the exit 9 ramps to allow I-95 to remain open during construction, but speeds will be reduced to 20 mph.
Although I-95 will be open to traffic, the state strongly advises drivers to seek alternate routes.
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