ConnDOT: Weekend Traffic Notice Regarding Route 82 in East Haddam at the East Haddam Swing Bridge
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: January 19, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Weekend Traffic Notice  Regarding Route 82  in East Haddam at the East Haddam Swing Bridge

 

The CTDOT is announcing that on Saturday, January 20, 2018,  at a yet to be determined time, the East Haddam Swing Bridge carrying route 82 across the Connecticut River, will be moved into the open position to allow for the passage of US Coast Guard ice-breaking vessels around and to points north on the river.  The bridge will remain in the open position for several hours and there will be no  motor vehicle traffic across the river during this timeframe. 

 

Motorists who typically utilize the bridge should be aware of this impending inconvenience and be prepared to seek alternative routes. 

 

Motorists can monitor the status of the bridge via the Departmentís East Haddam Swing Bridge Twitter feed here and the status of the bridge can also be viewed on  www.CTTravelsmart.org.

 

It is expected that the US Coast Guard will provide a one-hour advance notification to the CTDOT prior to their arrival at the bridge.  Utilizing the above twitter feed and alerts through the CTTravelsmart website, the CTDOT will also provide a one-hour warning to the public of the impending closure of the roadway.