CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 20, 2014
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00947, Route 34 over Naugatuck River in the Town of Derby
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that work for the second stage of construction is scheduled to begin Thursday, August 28, 2014 for the rehabilitation of bridge number 00947, Route 34, Main Street, over the Naugatuck River in the town of Derby. Westbound Route 34 lanes will be shifted south to the center of the bridge, while the northern portion of the bridge is being reconstructed. This lane configuration is expected to be in place until the Spring of 2015.
project consists of the rehabilitation of the full length of the bridge including
replacement of the concrete deck, replacement of bridge bearings, sidewalk and
lighting. New fascia girders for a new sidewalk will also be installed. Bituminous pavement will be installed after the
The stage construction on
Route 34 WB requires the existing sidewalk to be closed with a temporary
pedestrian walkway being established and the existing two lanes of traffic
across the bridge to be shifted to the existing left lane and newly constructed
median. This is the second of four
stages of construction to complete the bridge replacement.
Traffic Condition Advisory
During this stage traffic
traveling on Route 34 eastbound must use right lane only. The left lane of eastbound will be a
dedicated turn lane for Route 115 North.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Work to set the barrier
and pavement markings for the first stage will begin at 8:00 p.m. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at
all times during this operation.
The contractor will be
allowed to detour traffic during six occasions on week nights between 10 p.m.
and 6 a.m. The dates of the detour will
be provided two weeks in advance of closure.
Project No. 0036-0182 was awarded to Baier Construction Co., at a cost of $8,865,000.50
on 03/14/14 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2016.