CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: October 4, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
- MOTORIST ADVISORY -
Lane Closures Scheduled on Interstate 95 Southbound 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 two, 34-hour lane closures on I-95 southbound in Waterford.
Interstate 95 southbound over Oil Mill Road in the town of Waterford will have one lane closed on October 10, 2016, through October 12, 2016, as well as October 17, 2016, through October 19, 2016. Significant traffic delays are expected.
The ABC process consists of four “slides,” (two of which were completed earlier this summer) where one half of the new bridge will be slid into place to accelerate construction and minimize impacts and inconveniences to the traveling public.
The first slide will begin on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 8 PM and is planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 6 AM. The second slide will begin on Monday, October 17, 2016, at 8 PM and is also planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 6 AM.
Each of these slides will require one of the two lanes on I-95 southbound 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.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
- I-95 southbound high speed lane closure (left travel lane) will occur Monday, October 10, 2016, at 8:00 PM through Wednesday October 12, 2016, at 6:00 AM
- I-95 southbound low speed lane closure (right travel lane) will occur Monday, October 17, 2016, at 8:00 PM through Wednesday October 19, 2016, at 6:00 AM.