CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: May 15, 2008
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
The Department of Transportation announced today that on/or about Thursday, May 22, 2008, work will begin on the rehabilitation of the bridge on Routes 5 and 15 over Wolcott Hill Road in Wethersfield. Under this project, the concrete facing blocks from the piers, abutments and wingwalls will be removed and replaced with architectural form lined cast-in-place concrete replicating the existing look of the bridge. The expansion bearings will be replaced and minor repairs will be done to the underside of bridge deck. All deck joints will be repaired or replaced and the riding surface will be milled, repaired and replaced.
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Route 15, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and between 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. On Route 314 (Jordan Lane) and Wolcott Hill Road, traffic will not be interfered with, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and between 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Work will be permitted at night, Monday through Friday during off-peak hours and weekends, starting following the evening rush hour on a Friday (7:00 P.M.) and stopped prior to the morning rush hour on the following Monday morning (6:00 A.M.).
Mohawk Northeast, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut is performing the work on this $3,848,964.60 project under contract with the Department of Transportation. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 21, 2009.