CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546 NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: July 24, 2007
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Nighttime Closure of the Exit 50 On-ramp
(Woodward Avenue) to I-95 Southbound in New Haven
RESCHEDULED for July 26
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is announcing that the nighttime closure of the Exit 50 on-ramp (Woodward Avenue) to I-95 Southbound in New Haven has been rescheduled to occur on Thursday, July 26 from 9:00p.m. to 6:00a.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate installation of bridge joints and will occur weather permitting.
Lane closures can be expected and the survey work will also require traffic to be halted for 10-minute intervals several times overnight between 12:00 midnight and 5:00a.m.
The work is part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program and is being performed under a $1.5-million contract awarded to Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc., of Branford, Connecticut. Work is scheduled to be completed in late September 2007.
For information about the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program, visit www.I95newhaven.com. For information about other lanes closures/traffic detours related to the program, call the I-95 Construction Hotline at 1-866-277-9595. For information about other construction projects in the area, call 203-777-INFO or visit www.rideworks.com/construction.htm. To find out about your possible alternatives to driving alone including carpools, vanpooling, Shore Line East trains and regional bus service, call RIDEWORKS at 203-777-RIDE; toll-free 1-800-ALL-RIDE or visit Rideworks’ website at www.rideworks.com.
To register for free notification of highway and rail incidents from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s new statewide E-Alert System, go to www.ct.gov/dot and click on “Register to Receive E-Traffic and Rail Alerts.”