CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 18, 2014
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Traffic Shift Scheduled for the Putnam Bridge Carrying Route 3 over the Connecticut River in the Towns of Wethersfield and Glastonbury
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a traffic shift involving installation of new pavement markings and shifting of temporary concrete barriers on the Putnam Bridge. The shift will begin at 6:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 and will be completed that day. Motorists may experience lane closures while Route 3 Southbound is being shifted onto a recently reconstructed portion of the north side of the bridge and Route 3 Northbound is shifted to the center of the bridge. The shift will allow construction crews to begin work on the south side of the structure.
Work remaining for the rehabilitation of the Putnam Bridge includes: steel and concrete repairs; painting of structural steel; replacement of the south parapet and the center median barrier; installation of a sidewalk on the south side of the bridge; replacement of the existing bridge bearings; replacement of bridge joints; and the milling and resurfacing of the bridge deck.
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
Starting March 22, 2014, motorists can expect lane closures, northbound and southbound:
- Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Saturday & Sunday: At any time
Some work associated with the rehabilitation project will require directional weekend closures. A two week advance notice will be provided prior to any directional closure occurring.
DOT Contract 0053-0175 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. of Plantsville CT on February 13, 2013 at a cost of $30,297,746.60 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2015.