CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: June 15, 2018||
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Implementation of Route 97 Closure and Detour for the Superstructure Replacement on Bridge 01291 on Route 97 Between Brookside Avenue and Route 207 in Sprague
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the implementation of a Route 97 closure and detour for the superstructure replacement of Bridge 01291 on Route 97, between Brookside Avenue and Route 207 in Sprague will Begin June 25, 2018, and end August 19, 2018.
The purpose of the project is to provide a permanent fix to the structurally deficient bridge which is rated in poor condition. The project consists of replacing the existing superstructure (bridge deck and parapets) with a prestressed concrete deck unit superstructure with reconstructed sidewalks and parapets. The existing span length and widths will be maintained. There are also scheduled substructure repairs to patch the existing concrete abutments and wingwalls. The project also includes full-depth pavement replacement immediately at the bridge, metal beam rail and chain link fence installations.
The contract was awarded to LaRosa Construction Company, Inc. of Meriden, Connecticut at a cost of $669,000.00 on March 16, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
The Route 97 closure and detour is being implemented for the replacement of Bridge No. 01291 for a maximum of eight weeks scheduled from June 25, 2018 through August 19, 2018. A detour route will be provided with necessary signing to guide vehicular traffic around the project site.
Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit and to proceed with caution through all other construction work zones.