CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: November 18, 2010
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Project Scheduled to Start November 22, 2010 for the Rehabilitation of The Commodore Hull Bridge which Carries Route 8 over the Housatonic River in the Towns of Derby and Shelton
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a bridge rehabilitation and safety improvement project on Route 8 between Exits 14 (Route 110, Howe Avenue) and Exit 15 (Route 34) at the Commodore Hull Bridge over Housatonic River is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, November 22, 2010.
The Commodore Hull Bridge is actually a series of structures (Bridge Nos. 00571 A, B, & C) that span Route 8 over Route 110, local roads and the Housatonic River. The project will be completed in two primary phases. The first phase is to complete structural steel repairs and substructure repairs. The second phase will be for the milling and resurfacing of the bridge decks, and reconstruction of the bridge expansion joint systems.
Phase 1 work is mostly being completed from the underside of the structures and daytime closures (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Route 8 north and south will be limited to shoulder and ramp operational lanes. Lane or shoulder closures on Route 110 and local roads may also occur.
Nighttime lane closures which will reduce Route 8 traffic to one lane are:
Monday-Wednesday Northbound 9 pm - 6 am, and Southbound 8 pm - 6 am
Thursday North and Southbound 8 pm - 6 am
Friday Northbound 9 pm - 6 am Saturday, and Southbound 8 pm - 6 am Saturday
No weekend work is currently scheduled for this phase. A separate press release will be issued for the second phase of work which will require stage construction including traffic shifts on Route 8, ramp closures and weekend work from Friday night until Monday morning. This phase is not anticipated to start until the late spring of 2011.
DOT Project No. 126-167 was awarded to Rotha Contracting Company Inc., of Avon, CT on November 8, 2010 at a cost of $2,795,580.00 and is scheduled to be completed in July 2011.