What Does This Mean to Residents?
A trestle, or temporary work platform from which the existing I-84 bridges will be demolished and reconstructed, is under construction on the Southbury bank, between the two bridges. The first stage of construction of the trestle requires that piles, or supports, be driven into the ground. We have already begun this operation during the day from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; residents may notice that this generates noise and vibrations. We are required to monitor both—noise by noise meters, and vibrations by a seismograph near the bridge.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 20, pile driving hours of operation will be extended, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays in order to accelerate the trestle construction and, ultimately, the reconstruction of the bridges. These extended hours are anticipated to last for eight to ten weeks, weather permitting. Daytime pile driving and trestle construction will continue for the next several months. Read the article in the Republican American here.