CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: November 18, 2011
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Posted Speeds Reduced on Interstate 95 in Stratford and Milford During Project To Replace Moses Wheeler Bridge over Housatonic River
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the legal speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph on I-95 in both directions between Exits 32 and 34 in Milford and Stratford.
The speed limit has been reduced in order to enhance worker safety and the safety of the traveling public while work progresses on the bridge replacement project. Signs been installed in advance of reduced speed limit area in both directions. In addition, electronic variable message signs have also been installed warning that the reduced speed limit will be strictly enforced by use of radar. Traffic violations within a construction area carry a penalty of double the normal fines.
The Department will also be implementing a plan to restrict truck traffic to the right lane only within the work area as an additional measure to enhance worker and public safety during construction. The truck restriction will be in place by December 1, 2011.
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
Lane closure hours will vary based on number of lanes to be closed. Therefore, hours below are approximate and will also be limited during holiday periods. Lane closure information can also be found on the Departmentís interactive map at www.cttravelinfomap or at the project website www.moseswheelerbridge.com
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekends from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Other times of year: Monday through Friday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekends from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekends from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. and weekends 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.
DOT Project No. 138-221 was awarded to Walsh Construction/PCL JV II of Canton, Mass. on July 8, 2011 with an official start date of August 22, 2011 and an anticipated completion date of August 31, 2016.
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For more information on the foundation and superstructure projects for the replacement of the Moses Wheeler Bridge please go to www.moseswheelerbridge.com
Content Last Modified on 11/18/2011 2:44:59 PM