ConnDOT: Rehabilitation of Bridge 01615 (SR555 West Main Street) in New Britain
2016

Rehabilitation of Bridge 01615 (SR555 West Main Street) in New Britain

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: October 26, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
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Rehabilitation of Bridge 01615 (SR555 West Main Street) in New Britain

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that Burritt Street in the City of New Britain will be closed to traffic on Monday, October 31 as a result of Stage 3 Construction activities at the bridge. 

The project consists of the rehabilitation of Bridge 01615, which carries State Road (SR) 555 (West Main Street) over Pan Am Southern Railroad in New Britain. The bridge is located at the intersection of Burritt Street, approximately 400 feet west of the Route 72 overpass.

Detour info -  
October 31, 2016, to March 2017, the contractor will implement an alternating one-way traffic pattern along SR 555 (West Main St.) using a temporary  traffic signal at Lincoln St. A voluntary detour / alternate route, for passenger vehicles only will be in effect using Lincoln St, Black Rock Ave and Corbin Ave.  Burritt St will be temporary closed to through traffic; motorists should follow posted signs for the detour route.

About the project -
The project consists of the rehabilitation of Bridge 01615, which carries State Road (SR) 555 (West Main Street) over Pan Am Southern Railroad in New Britain. The bridge is located at the intersection of Burritt Street, approximately 400 feet west of Route 72 overpass. The project includes rehabilitating the existing substructure by removing and reconstructing the deteriorated wingwalls and concrete portions of the abutments along with new abutment extensions to support a wider superstructure. New mini-pile supported, reinforced concrete stub abutments will be constructed on the existing substructure. A precast, pre-compressed, concrete and steel composite superstructure will be placed on the new stub abutments and concrete abutments extensions. The vertical clearance over the railroad will be a minimum of 18 feet. The roadway configuration on the proposed bridge will remain the same as existing, but an exclusive left turn lane will be added to the west approach to allow eastbound vehicles to turn onto Burritt Street from West Main Street. 


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