CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: November 15, 2018||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Scheduled Closure of Exit 31 Ramp from Route 8 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction work associated with the Route 8/I-84 Interchange (Mixmaster) rehabilitation project in Waterbury will require the closure of the Exit 31 ramp from Route 8 southbound to I-84 eastbound beginning Sunday, November 18, 2018. The ramp will close starting at 7:00 p.m. and will reopen the following morning at 5:00 a.m. This closure will be in effect nightly until Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes.
Motorists should continue on Route 8 southbound and take Exit 30 (Washington Avenue). At the end of the off-ramp, take a left onto Washington Avenue, then a left onto Riverside Street and then a right onto Bank Street. Follow signs to I-84 from Bank Street to the on-ramp of I-84 eastbound.
Due to height restrictions on Bank Street a truck detour is provided. All trucks should also take Exit 30 to Riverside Street; continue to Sunnyside Avenue and then proceed to Highland Avenue to the I-84 eastbound on-ramp.
About the Project
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.
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 email@example.com.