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Heroes Tunnel Concrete Liner Assessment in Woodbridge, Hamden, and New Haven on Route 15

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that nighttime work will be performed on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) in the Heroes Tunnel, with nightly lane closures in each direction beginning on September 9th, 2020.  Work hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The work consists of a concrete tunnel liner assessment in the Heroes Tunnel and is being completed in advance of State Project No. 167-108 -  the Heroes Tunnel Project to support the process of exploration of alternatives for rehabilitation or replacement of the tunnel as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA). For additional information, please visit the Department’s Heroes Tunnel Project website at,


Both northbound and southbound Route 15 motorists will be shifted to one barrel while work is performed in the adjacent barrel with a crossover traffic pattern using traffic control personnel, state police, and signing patterns to guide motorists through the work zone.  Delays can be expected along Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) between Exit 57 (Route 34, Derby Avenue) and Exit 60 (Route 10, Dixwell Avenue).

The work is scheduled to occur between September 9th, 2020 through September 24th, 2020.  There are no detours anticipated with this work, however motorists may wish to seek alternate routes.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.  Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

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