CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: December 23, 2014||
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Rehabilitation of Bridge No.01615, SR555 (West Main Street over Pan Am Southern Railroad) in New Britain
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01615 in New Britain, with work commencing on January 30, 2015.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01615, which carries State Road (SR) 555 (West Main Street) over Pan Am Southern Railroad in New Britain. The bridge is located at the intersection of Burritt Street, approximately 400 feet west of Rte. 72 overpass. The project includes rehabilitating the existing substructure by removing and reconstructing the deteriorated wingwalls and concrete portions of the abutments along with new abutments extensions to support a wider superstructure. New mini-pile supported, reinforced concrete stub abutments will be constructed on the existing substructure. A precast, pre-compressed, concrete and steel composite superstructure will be placed on the new stub abutments and concrete abutment extensions. The proposed vertical clearance over the railroad will be a minimum of 18 feet. The roadway configuration on the proposed bridge will remain the same as existing, but an exclusive left turn lane will be added to the west approach to allow eastbound vehicles to turn onto Burritt Street from West Main Street.
DOT Project No. 0088-0166 was awarded to New England Infrastructure Inc. of Hudson, MA at a cost of $6,989,789.00 on December 16, 2014 and is scheduled to be completed on August 22, 2016.
West Main Street at Burritt Street: Closed to traffic between Arthur Street and Lincoln Street from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday for construction operations of removing and installing structural bridge members. Motorists will be detoured through Corbin Avenue, Black Rock Avenue, Lincoln Street to bypass the West Main Street / Burritt Street closure. Motorists should follow posted signs for the detour route.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
West Main Street and Burritt Street: Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:30pm and between 8pm on Friday through 5am on Monday for construction operations of removing and installing structural bridge members. The contractor will be allowed to close Burritt Street to through traffic and establish a traffic detour according to the construction plans.