CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: July 29, 2010||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Replacement of Bridge No. 02477, Carrying Route 74 over Grapevine Brook in Tolland
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a project to replace the bridge carrying Route 74 over Grapevine Brook between North River Road and Evergreen Drive in Tolland is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, August 2, 2010.
The project consists of the replacement of the bridge along with upgrades to guide rail and improvements to drainage and signing. The bridge replacement is being completed in stages and alternating traffic will be in effect using temporary signals.
The first phase of construction activity will be for the clearing and thinning of trees and brush along Route 74 in the vicinity of the bridge and the installation of the temporary signals. Motorists can expect alternating one way traffic on Route 74 Monday- Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for this work. Once the temporary signals are in place, alternating one way traffic will be in place 24/7.
DOT Project No. 142-144 was awarded to Northern Construction Service, LLC of Weymouth, MA on June 9, 2010 at a cost of $2,325,182.00 and is scheduled to be completed in August 2011.