CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: April 12, 2016
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Traffic Shifts for Construction Activities on I–95 at the Exit 8 Northbound Off-Ramp in Stamford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing traffic shifts and reductions in lane widths on or about April 20, on both I-95 and South State Street in Stamford to facilitate I-95 Exit 8 and South State Street reconstruction activities. The traffic shifts will mark the start of the improvements to the Interstate 95 Exit 8 off-ramp to Atlantic Street as well as to South State Street from the Stamford Train Station to Canal Street in Stamford.
The project will provide the I-95 Exit 8 off-ramp additional operational lane capacity by moving the off-ramp between Atlantic Street and Canal Street. In addition, South State Street from the Stamford Station to Canal Street will undergo extensive drainage and sanitary sewer improvements, traffic signal upgrades, as well as the relocation of water, power and communication underground facilities. As part of the drainage improvements, a box culvert will be installed at the intersection of Canal Street at Dock Street.
DOT Project No. 0135-0326 was awarded to Yonkers Contracting Co., Inc. of, CT on January 15, 2016 for $33,881,217.09 with an official start date of February 8, 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in June 2018.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
I-95 Northbound from the Rippowan River Bridge to the Exit 8 (Elm Street) on-ramp in Stamford will be shifted toward the median to allow for the placement of precast concrete barrier curb along the right shoulder.
The first major phase of the project is to shift and reduce lanes on the Interstate 95 Exit 8 northbound off-ramp. The off-ramp lanes at Atlantic Street will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes.
South State Street lanes will be reduced between Atlantic Street and Canal Street from four lanes to two lanes.
The contractor will be working on I-95 northbound Monday through Friday from 9 pm to 6 am and on Atlantic, South, and Canal Streets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and 9 pm to 5 am.
Variable message signs on Interstate 95 and South State Street will be utilized to advise motorists of traffic conditions in the area. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.