CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Rehabilitation of Bridge 02369 in East Hartford - Route 2 Eastbound over TR 833 Founders Bridge Connector to I-84 Eastbound
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of rehabilitation activities of Bridge 02369 in East Hartford. Construction activities are slated to begin on or around the week of March 5, 2018, weather dependent. Typical daytime and nighttime lane closures will be necessary to facilitate the work.
The project includes a superstructure replacement providing three simple spans consisting of steel beams with a composite reinforced concrete deck. The superstructure replacement will be completed in two stages. During each stage, the number of traffic lanes on the bridge will be reduced to one and traffic from I-84 eastbound to Route 2 eastbound will be maintained with the single lane.
DOT Project No. 0171-0431 was awarded to The Middlesex Corp. of Littleton Massachusetts on August 24, 2017 at a cost of $22,067,950.00 and is scheduled to be completed in January, 2020. This project consists of 4 independent bridges: 3 in East Hartford and 1 in Willington.
Route 2 EB Lane & Shoulder Closure Info:
Expect daily temporary shoulder closures Sunday through Wednesday from 6 A.M. to 3 P.M. and on Thursday and Friday from 6 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Expect nightly temporary lane closures Monday through Wednesday from 7 P.M. to 6 A.M., Thursday from 8 P.M. to 6 A.M.; Friday and Saturday from 9 P.M. to 6 A.M.; Sundays from 10 P.M. to 9 A.M.
Expect daily shoulder and lane closures on the Pitkin Street ramp, I-84 ramp 828, I-84 ramp 831, and I-84 ramp 833 while maintaining one lane of traffic.
Expect lane closures on adjacent streets in the Town of East Hartford from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
The contractor will be allowed to halt traffic on Route 2 EB for a period not to exceed 15 minutes to perform necessary work for the installation and setting of structural steel, and for the removal of the existing bridge superstructure, between 12:01 A.M. and 5:00 A.M.