ConnDOT: Weekend Closure of Route 68 in Naugatuck for Constructions Activities Associated with the Rehabilitation of Bridge 00596 (Route 68 over Route 8, S.R. 710, Metro-North Railroad and the Naugatuck River) in Naugatuck
2016

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: September 28, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
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Weekend Closure of Route 68 in Naugatuck for Constructions Activities Associated with the Rehabilitation of Bridge 00596 (Route 68 over Route 8, S.R. 710, Metro-North Railroad and the Naugatuck River) in Naugatuck

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled weekend closure of route 68 in Naugatuck to facilitate ongoing construction activities related to the replacement of Bridge Number 00596 which carries Route 68 over Route 8, S.R. 710, Metro-North Railroad and Naugatuck River in Naugatuck. The closure will begin on Friday, September 30, at 8:00 PM, and the roadway will reopen on Monday, October 3, at 5:00 AM.

The project consists of the rehabilitation of the full length of Bridge 00596 including replacement of the existing concrete bridge beams with high-strength weathering steel, full replacement of the existing concrete deck, reconstruction of the bridge seat at both abutments, reconstruction of existing wing walls, and various repairs to the existing five piers.  Extensive utility relocation is also included within the project.

Please also refer to the “Bridge Status” window on the front page of the Naugatuck Police Department website at http://www.naugatuckpd.org for details.  For additional updates, refer to their Facebook and Twitter Links listed on the webpage.

DOT Project No. 0087-0142 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. at a cost of $12,839,808.25 on February 3, 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2018. This project is administered by Office of Construction – District 4, Thomaston.

Detour Route:
  • Route 68 East: Follow Route 63 south to Route 8 north to exit 28 to Route 68 east.
  • Route 68West: Follow Route 8 south to exit 26 then to Route 63 north finally to Route 68 west.



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