Department of Transportation
Jun 13, 2013

Rehab/Replace four Bridges, I-84 & Rt.2 Interchange East Htfd.- Bridges 02374,02375,02368A & 02376

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will

conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the rehabilitation/replacement of Bridge

Numbers: 02374, 02375, 02368A and 02376 in East Hartford.  The meeting will take place

on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Bridge No. 02374:

 

The existing bridge consists of three simply supported steel multi girder spans with a cast

in place concrete deck and a bituminous wearing surface.  The bridge supports ramps

from Governor St. and I-84 WB to Route 2 EB in the town of East Hartford. The bridge

carries two lanes of traffic.  The existing bridge has a curb-to-curb width of 51 feet.  The

total average daily traffic (ADT) on the bridge is 9,200 vehicles with 2,700 vehicles

entering from Governor Street and 6,500 vehicles entering from I-84 WB.

 

The purpose and need for the project is to address the bridge’s structural deficiencies and

functional obsolescence. The bridge is structurally deficient due to significant substructure

deterioration and functionally obsolete due to inadequate vertical underclearance. The

proposed bridge rehabilitation will result in approximately 400-feet of roadway

construction. The proposed lane and shoulder configurations will match the existing

roadway layout. 

 

The Governor Street ramp will be closed and traffic will be detoured via Governor Street to

Blacksmith Lane to East River Drive. From East River Drive, traffic will take I-84 East to

Route 2 East via Exit 55.   The I-84 WB ramp will be maintained at all times throughout

construction.  Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2015.  The replacement of this bridge

is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds.

 

Bridge No. 02375:

 

The existing bridge consists of seven simply supported steel multi girder spans with a cast

in place concrete deck and a bituminous wearing surface.  The bridge supports the ramp

from Route 2 WB to Governor Street in the town of East Hartford. The bridge carries one

lane of traffic.  The total average daily traffic (ADT) on the bridge is 3,900 vehicles. The

purpose and need for the project is to address the bridge’s structural deficiencies and

functional obsolescence. The bridge is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of

the superstructure and functionally obsolete due to inadequate vertical underclearance.


 

The proposed lane and shoulder configurations will match the existing roadway layout.

The proposed repairs will be constructed in two stages allowing one lane of traffic to be

maintained on the bridge during construction.   The substructure repair work will require

the use of off-peak lane and shoulder closures on I-84 EB and the I-84 Connector (TR833)

using CTDOT's Construction Traffic Control Plans.

 

Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2015.  The rehabilitation of this bridge is to be

undertaken with Federal and State funds. 

 

Bridge No. 02368A:

 

The existing curved seven span bridge consists of simple span steel plate girders

composite with a reinforced concrete deck supported by reinforced concrete piers and

abutments.  The bridge supports Route 2 WB over I-84 EB, I-84 Ramp 831, and I-84

Ramp 833 in the town of East Hartford.  The overall length is 645 feet and the curb-to-

curb roadway width is 26 feet.  The bridge substructure, superstructure, and deck are

currently rated in poor condition. 

 

A full closure of the bridge is necessary to perform this work. Detour will be put in place

once the construction areas have been established and the road will be reopened when

the bridge work is complete.

 

Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2015.  The rehabilitation of this bridge is to be

undertaken with Federal and State funds.

 

Bridge No. 02376:

 

The existing bridge is a three span steel beam structure with a reinforced concrete deck. 

The bridge is supported by reinforced concrete abutments and piers founded on spread

footings.  TR 831 adjoins with TR 801, which carries SR 500 traffic from Route 2 West to

Governor Street, directly north of the bridge.

 

The curb-to-curb deck width is 26 feet.  The total structure length is 161 feet with a max

span length of 68 feet. 

 

The existing structure is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of the

superstructure and functionally obsolete due to the substandard minimum vertical under

clearance over I-84 EB.  The proposed project consists of replacing the existing

superstructure with a three span continuous steel superstructure.

 

A curb-to-curb roadway width of 26 feet will be provided for this project.  The

substructure will be modified in order to accommodate the proposed superstructure.  The

proposed lane and shoulder configuration will match the existing roadway layout.

 

Construction will be performed utilizing a complete detour of I-84 TR 831.  Vehicles

destined for Governor Street from downtown Hartford would be detoured to take Exit 3 on

Route 2 EB and proceed on a combination of local and state roads to reach Governor St.

An additional truck through traffic detour has been added.  Temporary off-peak lane and

shoulder closures of I-84 EB will be necessary. 

 

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2015.


This Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public

participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may

have concerning the proposed projects.

 

Plans will be available for public review at the Town Hall.  Department personnel will be

available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available

at the Department's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut,

during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. 

Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Joseph Scalise at (860) 594-3389 or

Joseph.Scalise@ct.gov to make an appointment. 

 

All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the

project with CTDOT personnel.

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Location: Town Hall, Welling Conference Room, 740 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
This event is 8 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Joseph Scalise, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Email: Joseph.Scalise@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 594-3389
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