CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 10, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
- MOTORIST ADVISORY -
Lane Closures Scheduled on Interstate 95 Northbound Over Oil Mill Road in Waterford for Accelerated Bridge Construction Activities
In order to perform an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) operation, where a bridge section is built adjacent to its final location and moved into place quickly once constructed, the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be implementing 34-hour lane closures on I-95 Northbound in Waterford.
Interstate 95 northbound over Oil Mill Road in the town of Waterford will have one lane closed on August 22, 2016, through August 24, 2016, as well as August, 29, 2016, through August 31, 2016. Significant traffic delays are expected.
The ABC process consists of four “slides,” where one half of each of the two bridges will be slid into place to accelerate construction and minimize impacts and inconveniences to the traveling public.
The first slide will begin on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 8 PM and is planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 6 AM. The second slide will begin on Monday August 29, 2016, at 8 PM and is also planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 6 AM.
Each of these slides will require one of the two lanes on I-95 northbound be closed for the duration of the 34-hours. Significant traffic delays are expected and it is recommended that alternate routes are used during the closures.
The third and fourth slides are currently scheduled to be performed in October, 2016. A future press release will be issued for these slides when exact dates are known.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
- I-95 NB high speed lane closure will occur Monday August 22, 2016, at 8:00 PM through Wednesday August 24, 2016, at 6:00 AM.
- I-95 NB low speed lane closure will occur Monday August 29, 2016, at 8:00 PM through Wednesday August 31, 2016, at 6:00 AM.