FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2013
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Second Construction Phase Begins on Cedar Street Bridge over I-95 in Norwalk;

Project Linked to Work to Add Auxiliary Lanes on I-95

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of the second phase of construction for the bridge carrying Cedar Street over I-95 in Norwalk as part of a project to add auxiliary lanes on I-95 between Interchange 14 (Route 1) and Interchange 15 (Route 7) and improvements to Route 1 in Norwalk.

      The bridge work is part of a project to construct continuous auxiliary lanes (referred to as speed change lanes) between Interchange 14 (Route 1) and Interchange 15 (Route 7) and improvements to Route 1 in Norwalk.  Additional infrastructure improvements include the replacement of three overpass bridges (Fairfield Avenue, Cedar Street, and Taylor Avenue) that carry local streets over 1-95 and improvements to drainage facilities, pedestrian and traffic operations including the addition of seven-foot wide sidewalks along both sides of Route U.S. 1.

      Now that the first phase of reconstruction of Cedar Street is complete, it is necessary to remove the remaining superstructure of the bridge at night.

      Nighttime construction activities that may create vibrations and/or noise will occur during the removal of a portion of the Cedar Street overpass. 

      This is Bridge No. 00054.

Schedule of Operations- Weather Permitting

   Cedar Street Bridge Demolition- Monday night through Friday night 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

   Blasting of Rock- Operations to continue for the next 2 – 3 months.  Blasting occurs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday.  When blasting occurs, traffic will be stopped on I-95 NB and SB between Exits 14 and 15 for 10 minutes.  The time period for these closures will occur between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

   Route U.S. 1 - Drainage and roadway improvement on Route 1 are underway.  This work will continue through 2014.

   I-95 Widening and Resurfacing- Work at southbound I-95 Exit 14 off ramp will begin in late spring.  Work behind the construction barriers will take place during the day and there will be nightly lane closures on I-95 beginning in early June.

LANE CLOSURE INFO- The project is being constructed in stages and work on the Interstate will be limited to night time operations.  Currently, Cedar Street over I-95 is closed to traffic during construction and is anticipated to reopen late 2013.

Other Lane Closures may occur during the following time frames:

I-95 Northbound

Monday thru Wednesday 9 p.m. To 6 a.m., Thursday 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Friday 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.,

I-95 Southbound

Monday thru Thursday 9 p.m. To 6 a.m., Friday 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday,

Route 1 and all local roads:

Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.