CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: September 1, 2009||
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Resurfacing, Safety and Bridge Improvements on Hales Road in the Town of Westport
The Connecticut Department of Transportations is announcing the start of construction for resurfacing, safety and bridge improvements on Hales Road in the town of Westport. The construction project is one of several transportation infrastructure initiatives being funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The project officially begins September 27, 2009.
The project will replace the superstructure and modify the substructure of the bridge carrying
Hales Road over Metro-North in the Town of . The bridge is currently closed to traffic because of its deficient load-carrying capacity. Westport
The superstructure will be replaced with precast prestressed concrete box beams on reinforced concrete footings supported by concrete mini-piles cored through the existing abutments - this type construction will be used to accelerate the construction. The vertical clearance over the railroad will be increased to 18’-5 ½”. The bridge will be widened from 25’ to 32’ to better accommodate current traffic volumes.
Hales Road will remain closed for the duration of the Project.
The Contract for this work was awarded to Loureiro Contractors, Inc., of
on August 14, 2009, at a value of $2,398,309.00 and is scheduled for completion November 25, 2010. Plainville, CT
For more information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and a full listing of Connecticut DOT ARRA projects, please go to our website www.ct.gov/dot under the "Recovery Information" icon in the right-hand margin.