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06/27/2021

Scheduled Closure and Detour of Route 149 in East Haddam for Rock Slope Stabilization Work

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of Route 149 in East Haddam to facilitate rock slope stabilization activities, beginning on July 6, 2021.

Route 149 will be closed to all traffic Monday through Friday between the Salmon River Boat Launch and Landing Hill Road beginning on July 6, 2021, for a period of approximately 5 weeks. Route 149 will be opened to traffic Friday evenings and throughout the weekend and then closed again Monday mornings until the project is completed.

The Salmon River Boat Launch will always be accessible via 149 southbound. Landing Hill Road will always be accessible via 149 northbound to local traffic only.

A well-signed detour route will be established to guide motorists around the work area on Routes 82 and 151.

The project consists of clearing trees and vegetation from the rock slope and then scaling the slope to remove loose or potentially dangerous rock and soils. The catchment shoulder area will be restored, and all excess materials disposed offsite.

DOT Project No. 0040-0147 was awarded to the Rotha Contracting Company, Inc. of Avon, CT, with an estimated cost of $250,000. The project is anticipated to be completed August 6, 2021.


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