CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 11, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
PROJECT UPDATE - Rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00732, North Ave over the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Westport
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that night work on the Merritt Parkway for the rehabilitation of the North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Westport has resumed.
The project began on May 5, 2015, and consists of the full rehabilitation of the existing bridge structure, including removal of the western spandrel, concrete patch repair of the underside and surface of the bridge and a full deck replacement. The purpose of the project is to improve the structural deficiencies and preserve the integrity of the bridge. As a result of numerous crashes caused by oversized vehicles last year, the integrity of the temporary support system was compromised. The temporary support system was removed in September of 2015, and a different system with greater clearance will be utilized. All remaining construction is expected to conclude by September 2, 2016.
The project was awarded to Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc. of Branford, CT on March 12, 2015 at a cost of $2,854,817.14.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
On the Merritt Parkway (Route 15), one lane will be closed during the following periods:
- Monday through Thursday between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
- Friday between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
- Saturday between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
- Sunday between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
On North Avenue, the use of one-way alternating traffic will be utilized. The width of the lane will be a minimum of 11-feet to accommodate vehicles. There may be periodic weekend road closures to facilitate construction activities on the bridge. The Town of Westport will be given advance notice when closures are scheduled to occur.