ConnDOT: Construction Preparation to Begin the Week Of June 6, 2011 on the Arrigoni Bridge Carrying Route 66 Over the Connecticut River in The Towns of Middletown and Portland
2011

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
 
FOR RELEASE: May 23, 2011
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Construction Preparation to Begin the Week Of June 6, 2011 on the Arrigoni Bridge Carrying Route 66 Over the Connecticut River in The Towns of Middletown and Portland
 
 
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that temporary daily lane closures on the Arrigoni Bridge will begin the week of June 6, 2011.  The work involves preparatory work prior to the first stage of construction.  No temporary barriers will be installed at this time.  Daily lane closures will be limited to off peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 

The project involves the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00524 (Arrigoni Bridge) carrying Route 66 over Route 9, Connecticut River, P&W Railroad, and local roads.  The rehabilitation includes replacement of the concrete filled steel grid deck and sidewalks on the main spans.  All work will be completed from the bridge and from a temporary work platform suspended below the bridge. Other work includes replacement of elastomeric bearings, pedestal repairs on the Portland side, new bituminous overlay on the main spans, and new expansion joints.

 

The bridge work will be completed in three stages with the first stage scheduled to begin in the latter part of June and the last stage to be completed by November 2012.  During stage construction, there will be one lane of traffic available in each direction.  Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained on either side of the bridge dependent on what stage of construction the project is in. 

 

A portable smart work zone system will be installed to detect the presence and speed of vehicles and send that information to message boards to provide information on current traffic conditions to motorists.  More information on the system and locations of devices is available at the project website.  Once the system is online a web link will be included on the website for public access.

 

DOT Project No. 0082-0299 was awarded to The Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts on April 26, 2011 at a cost of $16,946,864.00 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2012.

 

A separate web page for the Arrigoni Bridge Project that includes information on the project is now available at the Departmentís website www.ct.gov/dot/Arrigoni  Any questions or comments related to the Arrigoni Bridge should be sent to DOT.Arrigoni@ct.gov     

 
 
 


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