CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 25, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Replacement of Bridge 02917, Curtis Street over Route 72 in New Britain
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that Stage 2 for Curtis Street Bridge over Route 72 has begun. Two-way traffic will be provided for this stage.
The project consists of replacement of the superstructure with continuous weathering steel beams. New steel plate girders will allow for an increased vertical clearance with the same beam spacing. The substructure will be modified to accept the new superstructure and to accommodate AASHTO seismic requirements. Asphaltic Plug Expansion joint system will be used to accommodate expansion and contraction of the structure.
DOT Project No. 0088-0186 was awarded to Arborio Corporation at a cost of $4,763,231.80 on February 3, 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in December 2016
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Route 72 Eastbound in the vicinity of Exit 7 and Westbound in the vicinity of Exit 8:
The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic during the daytime Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm. Nighttime lane closures will be between the hours of 6 pm to 5 am Monday to Thursday, 7 pm to 5 am on Fridays, 7 pm to 11 am Saturday and Sundays except Holidays.
The contractor will be allowed to halt traffic on Route 72 for a period not to exceed 20 minutes to perform necessary work for erecting / removing overhead signs supports, erection and setting of structural steel and for the removal of the existing bridge superstructure, as approved, between the hours of 12:01 am and 5 am on non-Holidays.
The contractor will be allowed to work between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on Monday through Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The contractor will be allowed to close Curtis Street to southbound traffic, while maintaining northbound traffic thought the duration of the project.