ConnDOT: Construction Update for the Replacement of the West River Bridge (I-95) in New Haven and West Haven
2014

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: October 31, 2014
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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Construction Update for the Replacement of the West River Bridge (I-95) in New Haven and West Haven
 
 
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a new on-ramp configuration to I-95 Northbound at the Exit 45 Interchange is scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014, followed by a major traffic shift on I-95 Northbound on Friday, November 21, 2014, through Monday morning, November 23, 2014.
 
Traffic revisions on November 14, 2014: The existing combined on-ramp to I-95 NB from Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Sea Street will be permanently closed. The new on-ramp to I-95 NB will be opened and traffic from Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Sea Street will access the on-ramp just south of the I-95 overpass on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. Permanent signage will be installed guiding traffic from both Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Sea Street to the new on-ramp.  Traffic from Kimberly Avenue will continue to access I-95 NB by using the existing ramp. 
 
Traffic revisions on November 21, 2014: All travel lanes on I-95 NB will be shifted toward the median starting east of Exit 43 and merge back in to the existing alignment in the vicinity of the Howard Avenue overpass.  This work includes the installation of advance warning signs, restriping of the traffic lanes and the installation and relocation of precast concrete barrier curb. This lane shift work is scheduled to begin on the evening of Friday, November 21, 2014. 
 
Traffic from Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Sea Street will continue to access the new on-ramp to I-95 NB just south of the I-95 overpass on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard.  The existing on-ramp from Kimberly Avenue to I-95 NB will be permanently closed. Traffic from Kimberly Avenue to I-95 NB will be diverted to the new on-ramp to I-95 NB on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard via an extension to Ella T. Grasso Boulevard.  Permanent signage will be installed guiding traffic from Kimberly Avenue to the new on-ramp.   
 
LANE CLOSURE INFO-
 
I-95 North  Exit 42 (Rte 162) to Exit 46 (Long Wharf Drive)
Monday-Thursday 11 pm to 6 am
Friday Midnight to 7 am Saturday
Saturday 11 pm to 9 am Sunday
Sunday 11 pm to 6 am Monday
 
Southbound I-95 from Exit 45 (Route 10) to Exit 42 (Route 162)
Monday-Wednesday 9 pm to 6 am
Thursday 10 pm to 6 am Friday
Friday 11 pm to 7 am Saturday
Saturday 11 pm to 9 am Sunday
Sunday 11 pm to 6 am Monday
 
Route 10 (Ella Grasso Blvd), and Kimberly Avenue
Monday Friday 9 am to 3 pm and 6 pm 6 am
 
Ramps within Interchanges 44 (Kimberly Avenue) to Interchange 46 (Long Wharf)
Night work from 9 pm to 6 am
 
Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.  Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity. 


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