CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: May 8, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Replacement of Bridge No. 02486 Route 79 over Hammonassett Brook in the Town of Killingworth
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the project for the replacement of bridge No. 02486 Route 79 over Hammonassett Brook in Killingworth is scheduled to commence work on or about May 11, 2015.
The project is necessary to correct the structural deficiencies of the existing bridge. Additionally, the bridge is considered hydraulically deficient based and is subject to scouring of the substructure.
Bridge work includes the replacement of the bridge with a precast concrete three sided rigid frame structure supported by steel piles, and the construction of concrete wing walls at all four corners of the bridge.
Road work includes a bituminous concrete overlay at the bridge, full depth roadway reconstruction at the bridge approaches, and the installation of metal beam railing at the four corners of the bridge.
The contract was awarded to Black & Warner Construction Co. Inc. of Unionville, Connecticut at a cost of $1,051,721.00 on December 2, 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2015.
LANE CLOSURE INFO -
Alternating single-lane of traffic will be maintained on Route 79 (Durham Road) utilizing temporary signalization at each end of the construction zone from Route 148 to the Killingworth-Madison town line.
Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit and to proceed with caution through this and all other construction work zones.