CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: September 24, 2013
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Revised Schedule For Weekend Closures of Route 3 Southbound
on the William H. Putnam Bridge over the Connecticut River in the Towns of Wethersfield and Glastonbury
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the Route 3 southbound closure of the Putnam Bridge over the Connecticut River has been cancelled for September 27-September 30, 2013. The contractor will only be closing one lane in each direction of the bridge during this weekend period. The first southbound directional is now scheduled to occur Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013.
full closures are required to complete the replacement of the bridge
joints as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project.
southbound direction (Glastonbury heading toward Wethersfield) of the
bridge will be closed to traffic between the Main Street exit in
Glastonbury and I-91 in Wethersfield. The closures start at 8 p.m.
Friday with all lanes of travel reopened by 5 a.m. Monday.
closures in advance of the full closure begin at 7 p.m. The work is
weather and temperature sensitive and may be modified at any time.
Department is currently projecting that additional southbound
directional closures will take place on the following dates from
Friday at 8 p.m. Until Monday at 5 a.m.:
will be directed to take Route 2 to the Charter Oak Bridge (Routes 5
& 15). Signs and police officers will be stationed at key
Contract No. 0053-0175 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. of
Plantsville CT on February 13, 2013, at a cost of $30,297,746.60 and
to be completed in May 2015.