CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: July 26, 2013||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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MOTORIST ADVISORY –Expect Significant Delays the Weekend of Friday, July 26, 2013 As Traffic Is Shifted Onto the Temporary Interstate 95 Southbound Lanes of the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that construction activities related to traffic shifts on I-95 southbound between Woodward Avenue/Lighthouse Point (Exit 50) and Sargent Drive (Exit 46), and the I-91 southbound connection to I-95 southbound are expected to cause significant traffic delays the weekend of Friday, July 26 to Monday, July 29, 2013.
The weekend work is part of a series of traffic shifts as work progresses on the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge, reconstruction of the I-95 / I-91 / Route 34 Interchange and other projects that are part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program.
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
I-95 southbound between Woodward Avenue/Lighthouse Point (Exit 50) and Sargent Drive (Exit 46)
Reduced to a single lane during overnight hours listed below. Two lanes will be maintained at all other times.
· 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday
· 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday
· 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday
I-91 southbound connection to I-95 southbound
Reduced to one lane between 10 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.
RAMP CLOSURE INFO-
CLOSED I-95 southbound on-ramp from Woodward Avenue/Lighthouse Point (Exit 50)
8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. Detour to Forbes Avenue (Route U.S. 1) to I-95 southbound, I-91 northbound or Route 34 westbound.
CLOSED to I-95 southbound traffic only: off-ramp to Sargent Drive (Exit 46)
1 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday. Detour to Ella Grasso Boulevard (Exit 45). The off-ramp to Sargent Drive (Exit 46) will be accessible from I-91 southbound.
I-95 southbound off-ramp to I-91 northbound (Exit 48) will remain open but access will be temporarily relocated approximately one mile north from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.
I-95 southbound off-ramp to Route 34 westbound (Exit 47) will remain open but access will be temporarily relocated approximately one mile north from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. There will also be intermittent 20 minute ramp closures between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.
RAIN DATE - In case of cancellation due to weather, work will be rescheduled to the weekend of Friday, August 2 to Monday, August 5, 2013. A reminder notice will be issued.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL INFO-
For detour maps and alternative routes please visit www.i95newhaven.com
All vehicles including trucks may use Connecticut Routes 25, 8 and 9, I-91, I-691, and I-84 and I- 684 in Connecticut and New York. Permitted oversize/overweight vehicles must follow planned route. Passenger vehicles may also use Route 15 (Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways).