CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: September 22, 2017
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Tree Removal Due to Gypsy Moth Damage Scheduled for I-95 Southbound in Old Lyme
Due to a severe infestation of Gypsy Moths this spring and early summer the CTDOT is announcing the scheduled removal of significantly damaged and compromised trees on I-95 southbound between Exits 74 and 70 in Old Lyme.
Removal activities will take place at the direction of a licensed state arborist utilizing machinery and crews specializing in the safe removal of trees. It is estimated that roughly 170 trees, mostly of the Oak variety, are damaged so severely that they will not survive, necessitating proactive removal to safeguard the motoring public. Subsequent to tree removal activities, the areas will be allowed to naturally regrow.
The removal process will take place beginning on Monday, September 25, and will be completed by October 9, 2017, weather permitting. Motorists can expect a right-lane closure on I-95 southbound between Exit 74 in East Lyme to Exit 70 in Old Lyme. Crash attenuator vehicles and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The work schedule for this project is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday).
Motorists are advised to use caution in the work area.
Content Last Modified on 9/22/2017 12:42:24 AM