CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: December 4, 2017
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Lane shift to be Implemented on I-95 Southbound at the Gold Star Bridge beginning December 8, 2017
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a lane shift will be implemented on the Gold Star Bridge on I-95 southbound, in Groton and New London.
The I-95 southbound travel lanes will be shifted to the south side of the bridge beginning December 8, 2017. The Bridge Street on-ramp will need to merge into the right lane of I-95 southbound traffic. The State Route 184 (Gold Star Highway) on-ramp will begin as a dedicated lane and will not need to merge into I-95 southbound traffic.
The roadway pavement markings will be reconfigured to delineate three lanes of traffic across the bridge. The work zone will be separated from the roadway with temporary concrete barrier curb. Thru-traffic will keep to the left two lanes. The right lane will remain a dedicated exit-only lane at Exit 82 to Route 32. All entrance and exit ramps will remain open during construction. Additional lane closures may be implemented during off-peak hours.
The project consists of repairs to the I-95 southbound Gold Star Bridge. The repairs include structural steel repairs, concrete deck patching, joint replacement, illumination, and paving. Construction activities began the week of 4/17/17. Long-term lane shifts/closures will be part of the construction sequence. Additional off-peak hour lane closures may also be necessary to expedite the needed repairs.
DOT Project No. 0094-0252 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. of Plantsville, Connecticut, for a cost of $26 million on December 16, 2016 and is scheduled to be completed November 30, 2018.