CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: July 7, 2009
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Road Closures on Route 1 in Darien at Metro-North RR Bridge to Begin on the Night of Friday, July 10, 2009
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that there will be nightly road closures on Route 1 in Darien, under the Metro-North Railroad Bridge, between West Avenue and Tokeneke Road.
On Friday and Saturday nights, July 10 and July 11, the roadway will be closed from 8 PM to 8 AM each night in order to set the new bridge steel for Track 1.
On Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, the roadway will be closed from 10 PM to 6 AM in order to complete the bridge assembly.
Drivers will need to follow the posted detour:
- Westbound Route 1 traffic will turn right onto West Avenue and then left on Leroy Avenue to return to Route 1.
- Eastbound Route 1 traffic will turn left onto Leroy Avenue and then right onto West Avenue to return to Route 1.
Please allow for extra time to reach the train station and board your train. The Connecticut Department of Transportation understands the inconvenience of these closures and will complete this work as quickly as possible.
During this time, local traffic will be permitted to access the railroad facilities and residences, but no traffic will be allowed to pass below the bridge. Traffic control personnel will be on site directing motorists and pedestrians during the construction operations. Pedestrian traffic below the bridge will also be restricted. Pedestrians shall follow designated walkways.
This work is part of an ongoing project to replace bridges and catenary on the Metro-North New Haven Line between South Norwalk and Stamford. The Connecticut Department of Transportation appreciates your patience as improvements and upgrades occur on the New Haven Rail Line. These projects support the State’s continued effort to meet future needs on your public transportation system.
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