This past week of April 18, 2022, we accomplished the following work:

  • Paved the median crossovers for the Eastbound roadway on both the Newtown and Southbury sides;
  • Placed temporary drainage;
  • Excavated temporary drainage swales;
  • Graded/placed stone on slopes for erosion protection.

During the week of April 25, 2022, we anticipate the following work:

  • Mill and pave the tie-ins to the existing pavement on both sides
  • Place and pin temporary precast concrete barrier curb
  • Place glare screen, delineators, signing and pavement markings in preparation for shifting Eastbound traffic onto half of the Westbound roadway via the median crossovers.

Please note; beginning May 1:

  • Shifting of traffic is currently scheduled for Sunday night, May 1.  Following the traffic shift, the demolition of the Eastbound bridge will commence.
  • The navigation channel will be closed periodically between May 1 and May 15 as demolition of the bridge deck over the channel occurs.
  • The sidewalk over the Eastbound bridge will be closed starting May 1 for the demolition of the bridge and will not reopen until Spring of 2023.