CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: April 8, 2013||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
The project consists of scour mitigation with minor structural repairs. The work involves modifications to the existing footings to support a reinforced concrete slab that will be constructed in the fill area over the plate arch to improve the load carrying capacity of the structure. New wing walls will be constructed and the existing masonry walls will be re-pointed and voids between the stones will be repaired. In addition, the substandard pipe railings are being replaced with a suitable crash tested open rail system with concrete end blocks faced with cut stone. New metal beam rail will also be installed along the approaches.
Route 272 at the bridge site is designated as a scenic road by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the architectural character of the bridge is being retained by requiring all new reinforced concrete to be faced with cut stone taken from the stone being removed from the existing masonry retaining walls.
DOT Project No. 0097-0094 was awarded to Black & Warner Construction Company of Unionville, CT at a cost of $647,688.00 on December 5, 2012, and is scheduled to be completed by November 2013 with some minor work to be completed in spring of 2014.
LANE CLOSURE AND DETOUR INFO- Motorists are advised to reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Minor delays may be expected.
The Contractor will be allowed to halt traffic for a period not to exceed 10 minutes to perform necessary work on the existing bridge and moving barriers associated with lane shifts.
Route 272, North Street
Limited to northbound traffic only between Route 44 and Memorial Green and controlled by stop signs at intersection with Memorial Green.
Southbound traffic will be detoured to Memorial Green and then Route 44 (Greenwoods Road West).
Memorial Green will be reconfigured to one-way traveling westbound only and is scheduled to begin on April 09, 2013.