CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: March 28, 2013||
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Traffic Shifts Scheduled as Work Begins on First Stage to Rehabilitate Bridges Carrying Interstate 84 East and West over Center Street in Newtown
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013 as a project to rehabilitate Bridge Nos. 04255 and 04256 that carry Interstate 84 over Center Street in Newtown gets underway.
The structures are single-span multi-beam-type structures. Bridge No. 04255, built in 1978 carries two lanes of Interstate 84 eastbound traffic. Bridge No. 04256, built in 1977, carries two lanes of westbound traffic. The two bridges are parallel structures, set approximately 90 feet apart and are situated 0.17 miles west of the Housatonic River.
The rehabilitation consists of the replacement of the existing superstructures utilizing stage construction while maintaining two lanes of 1-84 traffic in each direction at all times. In order to accomplish this, Bridge No. 04255 will require widening in the median area.
DOT Project No. 0096-0194/195 was awarded to Manafort Brothers, Inc. at a cost of $5,919,944.30 on August 17, 2012, and is scheduled to be completed in April 2015.
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
April 1 through April 19, 2013, 7 - 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as Stage 1 lane shifts are implemented in both the eastbound and westbound directions.
Additional closures will occur as the project progresses into other stages of construction.
Center Street- local road
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Contractor will be allowed to halt traffic on Center Street for a period not to exceed ten minutes during removal and staged reconstruction of bridges including removal and installation of bridge beams.