Pile Driving—Double Shifts to Begin from October 20, 2020

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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.

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Pile driving for the construction of the trestle has begun on the eastern bank and will continue for the next several months.  The channel area will not have a trestle and will remain open during construction for the vast majority of the project.  The channel will only be closed with advanced notification for demolition and steel erection work directly over the channel.

Some work will also be performed from barges.