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Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) Safety Improvements, Resurfacing, Enhancements and Bridge Improvements in New Canaan and Norwalk

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that nighttime closures of Exit and Entrance ramps will occur during milling and paving operations scheduled to begin the week of October 17, 2022 and continue through the end of November.

Project 0102-0296 involves the implementation of various safety improvements along Route 15 from Exit 37 (Route 124/South Avenue) to Exit 40B (Main Avenue).  During the upcoming stage, the existing roadway will be milled full width, patched, and repaved. As milling and paving operations progress within the right lane, it will be necessary to close an exit or entrance ramp from or to the Parkway while equipment passes.

Ramps that will be affected include the northbound and southbound off and on at Exit 38 and 40A, the northbound off ramps at Exits 39A, 39B, and the southbound on at Exit 39A and 39B. Only one ramp will be closed at a time. During any ramp closure a signed detour will be in place to guide motorist to the original destination. Message boards will also be in place on the Parkway providing information at least one exit in advance of the closure. 


DOT Project No. 0102-0296 was awarded to Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. at a cost of $55,711,300.00 on April 13, 2022, and is scheduled to be completed October 31, 2024. This project is administered by the Office of Construction, District 3 in New Haven.


LANE CLOSURE INFO                                   

Motorists can expect lane restrictions and realignments on Route 15 between Exit 37 (Route 124/South Avenue) and Exit 40B (Main Avenue). Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is nighttime 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Some activities may occur during the daytime with shoulder closures 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.


Segments of the following routes will be impacted by this project:

  • Route 15 from Exit 37 (Route 124/South Avenue) to Exit 40B (Route 719/Main Avenue)
  • Route 15 in the vicinity of the Lapham Road overpass
  • Route 124 in the vicinity of the Route 15 overpass
  • Route 123 in the vicinity of the Route 15 overpass
  • Route 7 in the vicinity of the Route 15 overpass
  • Route 719 in the vicinity of the Route 15 overpass


Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to these schedules may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.  Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limits and to utilize caution through this and all other construction work zones.


Operating Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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