CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2018||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
West Cornwall Covered Bridge to be Closed from September 4, 2018, to October 2, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the West Cornwall Covered Bridge on Route 128 will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from September 4, 2018, through October 2, 2018. A corresponding signed, twelve mile detour will be in effect. The closure is necessary to facilitate work associated with the rehabilitation of the bridge structure.
Work on the project includes the replacement of the steel bracing members and the timber decking. Additional roadway drainage will be installed at both ends of the bridge. It is currently anticipated that the bulk of the work on the structure will be completed during the scheduled road closure. Temporary alternating one-way traffic operations may be utilized before and/or after the closure to complete the project.
DOT Project No. 0031-0131 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. at a cost of $1,373,701.00 on November 6, 2017, and is scheduled to be completed November 10, 2018.