FOR RELEASE: June 5, 2014
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Weekend Closure of I-84 in Southington at  Exit 30 Scheduled for the Weekend of June 27-29, 2014
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions to all traffic at Exit 30, Marion Avenue in Southington, on Friday night, June 27 and is scheduled to reopen Monday morning, June 30, 2014. 
Northern Construction Service, LLC will begin the process of replacing the Interstate I-84 bridges over Marion Avenue in Southington starting Friday, June 27 at 5 p.m. with the closure of Marion Avenue and the ramps at Exit 30.  The work will require I-84 to be closed to traffic completely along with a portion of Marion Avenue and Atwater Street.  At 9 p.m. the on and off ramps at Exit 30 will be used to channel a single lane of through traffic for I-84 around the closed section of highway.  Marion Avenue will be closed to through traffic and there will be no access to the interchange area.  All roads are scheduled to be re-opened by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Special Note- The Southington Rest Area located before Exit 30 on I-84 East will close at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 27 and re-open at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30.  No parking along I-84 or entrance areas of the rest area will be allowed.  


Friday, 6/27/14

9 am

Southington Rest Area along I-84 East Closed

5 pm to 9 pm

I-84 Exit 30 Off and On Ramps Closed.  Marion Avenue closed at ramps- no through traffic, Atwater Street closed from Canal Street to Marion Avenue

6 pm

One lane taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 (I-691)

7 pm

One lane taken on I-84 West at Exit 31 (Rt 229)

8 pm

Two lanes taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 and I-84 West at Exit 31 with one travel lane open

9 pm

I-84 and Exit 29 On and Off Ramps at Route 10 Closed.  Re-open Exit 30 ramps to accommodate one lane of I-84 traffic


Monday, 6/30/14

5 am

I-84 OPEN ALL LANES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS and I-84 East Southington Rest Area reopens

The rain date will be 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11 through 5 a.m. on Monday July 14, 2014.

Heavy traffic delays are expected and motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.  Suggested alternate routes include I-91, I-691, Route 9 and Route 72. Local detours are established for residents and businesses in the area surrounding the construction site and signs will be posted.

DOT Project No. 0131-0194/0195 was awarded to Northern Construction Service, LLC at a cost of $6,031,429.40 on June 7, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed July 2014.  The project is being administered by the Department’s Office of Construction, District 1 Rocky Hill.  

Information on the project and progress photos are available on the Department’s website here.

More information on Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) can be found at the Federal Highway Administration website here.