CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: February 22, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Intersection Improvement for Route 57 and 136 at Clinton Avenue in Westport
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a project to improve the intersection at Route 57 and Route 136 at Clinton Avenue in Westport. The contract start date is April 1, 2016, however site work will begin mid-February to meet U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements for tree removal.
The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic operations at the intersection. The project involves widening the east side of Route 57 (Main Street) for approximately 1000-feet to provide exclusive left-turn lanes in both directions. Additionally, Compo Road will be widened at the intersection to provide an exclusive left-turn lane while realigning the through-lane with Clinton Avenue. In addition to traffic light replacements, the Willow Brook storm culvert at Clinton Avenue will also be replaced. The existing culvert is undersized and has been has contributed to flooding at the intersection during significant storms. In addition, the existing walkway along the north side of Route 57 (Main Street) will be upgraded to be an ADA compliant sidewalk.
DOT Project No. 0158-0201 was awarded to Complete Construction Co. of Ansonia, CT on December 21, 2015 at a cost of $1,879,931.30 and is scheduled for completion in October 28, 2016.
LANE CLOSURE INFO – The contractor will not be permitted to interfere with traffic Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, alternating traffic may be used as needed. On-street parking will be prohibited in each direction.
During the culvert replacement, the contractor will be allowed to close Route 136 (Compo Road) and detour traffic. In accordance to the Detour Plans, traffic will be routed onto Cross Highway, Weston Road and Main Street. The duration of the detour operation shall not exceed 30 days. As of now, the contractor plans on closing the road on or about June 20, 2016 to July 20, 2016.