CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 6, 2018||
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Road and Lane Closures Scheduled for Riverside Street and Route 8 Northbound Exits 30 and 32 in Waterbury Beginning August 20, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction work associated with the Route 8/I-84 Interchange (MixMaster) rehabilitation project in Waterbury will impact local roads and Exits 30 and 32 on Route 8 northbound. Road and lane closures are required for the ongoing construction of the Route 8 northbound temporary bypass and are scheduled to start August 20, 2018.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of numerous bridges located within the Route 8 and I-84 Interchange and was awarded to Walsh Construction Company at a cost of $152,960,945.27 on April 18, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed September 10, 2022.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Motorists are advised of the following closures and detours:
- Exit 32 Off-Ramp on Route 8 Northbound is scheduled to be closed on August 20, 2018 beginning at 7:00 a.m.
- Exit 30 On-Ramp from Washington Street to Route 8 Northbound will be closed beginning August 23, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
- Riverside Street (northbound) will be closed beginning August 20, 2018 between Sunnyside Avenue and Freight Street.
- Riverside Street (southbound) will be changed to a bi-directional road between Sunnyside Avenue and Freight Street as a result of the northbound closure in order to facilitate a traffic throughway.
Upon closure of the Exit 30 on-ramp (August 23, 2018), traffic will be detoured to Bank Street and Riverside Street. Motorists will be able to access I-84 eastbound from Meadow Street and Route 8 northbound and I-84 westbound via Riverside Street. Signage will be posted to guide motorists through the detoured route.
Upon closure of the Exit 32 off-ramp to northbound Riverside Street (August 20, 2018), traffic will be detoured at Exit 30 off-ramp and motorists will be guided northerly along South Leonard Street before it becomes northbound Riverside Street. Signage will be posted to guide motorists through the detoured route.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to inform motorists and local residents of current and upcoming construction activities through project newsletters, press notices, travel alerts, social media, as well as the project website, https://mixmaster-rehab.com/. If you have any questions related to construction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.