ConnDOT: Nightly Road Closures Route 1 in Darien on 3/14/08 abd 3/15/08

 
  CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NEWS RELEASE

2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546

FOR RELEASE: March 7, 2008
 
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Road Closures on Route 1 Darien at

Metro-North RR Bridge

To Begin On or About Friday, March 14, 2008

 

Darien, Connecticut – Connecticut Department of Transportation officials have announced that there will be nightly road closures on Route 1 in Darien, under the Metro-North Railroad Bridge, between West Avenue and Tokeneke Road to erect the new steel for a portion of the new railroad bridge on Friday evening, March 14 and Saturday evening, March 15.  The roadway will be closed from 8:00PM to 8:00AM each night that the work is scheduled, in order to set the new bridge steel for Track 3. 

 

Drivers will need to follow the posted detour signs:

  • Westbound Route 1 traffic will turn right onto Sedgewick Avenue and then left on Leroy Avenue to return to Route 1. 
  • Eastbound Route 1 traffic will turn left onto Leroy Avenue and then right onto Sedgewick Avenue to return to Route 1.

During this time, local traffic will be permitted to access the railroad facilities and residences, but no traffic will be allowed to pass below the bridge.  Traffic control personnel will be on site directing motorists and pedestrians during the construction operations.  Pedestrian traffic below the bridge will also be restricted.  Pedestrians shall follow designated walkways.

 

In addition, alternating sidewalks under the bridge will have restricted access during the day, from Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 20 in order to erect the new bridge steel for Track 3.  

 

Please allow for extra time to reach the train station and board your train.  The Connecticut Department of Transportation understands the inconvenience of these closures and will complete this work as quickly as possible. 

 

This work is part of an ongoing project to replace bridges and catenary on the Metro-North New Haven Line between South Norwalk and Stamford.

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation appreciates your patience as improvements and upgrades occur on the New Haven Rail Line.  These projects support the State’s continued effort to meet future needs on your public transportation system.
 


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