CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2011
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
REMINDER: Arrigoni Bridge, Route 66 over the Connecticut River in Portland and Middletown, to Be Reduced To Single Lane in Each Direction Beginning The Week of June 27, 2011
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that motorists can expect the Arrigoni Bridge in Portland and Middletown to be permanently reduced to a single lane in each direction beginning Tuesday morning, June 28, 2011. The contractor will be installing barriers, markings and work zone devices starting Monday night, June 27, in preparation for the first of three construction stages to replace the main-span deck.
The town of Portland is changing Silver Street to one-way to assist in traffic flow resulting in no access from Silver Street to Main Street.
A portable smart work zone system which provides speed and delay information as well as camera views of Route 66 & 17 in Portland and Route 66 at St. John Square in Middletown has also been installed to provide motorists with real-time traffic conditions. The public can access the system website at www.arrigonibridge.com.
The project involves the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00524 (Arrigoni Bridge) carrying Route 66 over Route 9, Connecticut River, P&W Railroad, and local roads. The rehabilitation includes replacement of the concrete filled steel grid deck and sidewalks on the main spans. All work will be completed from the bridge and from a temporary work platform suspended below the bridge. Other work includes replacement of elastomeric bearings, pedestal repairs on the Portland side, new bituminous overlay on the main spans, and new expansion joints.
For more information on the Arrigoni Bridge Project visit the Department’s website at www.ct.gov/dot/Arrigoni. Any questions or comments related to the Arrigoni Bridge should be sent to DOT.Arrigoni@ct.gov.
DOT Project No. 0082-0299 was awarded to The Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts on April 26, 2011 at a cost of $16,946,864.00 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2012.