CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: April 29, 2013
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Nighttime Traffic Impacts on Interstate 95 and Route 25 & 8 Interchange in Bridgeport and Fairfield Are Scheduled to Occur Friday, May 3, and Saturday May 4, 2013
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that several nighttime traffic stops will occur along Interstate 95 north and south and at the Route 25/8 interchange in Bridgeport and Fairfield on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2013 between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6 a.m.
Traffic stoppages will occur in 10 minute intervals approximately 3 times between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. to allow for the pulling and tensioning of aerial wires that cross I-95. There are two locations to be completed. The first location is the crossing at South Avenue located south of on ramps from Route 25 & 8 and Myrtle Avenue (Exit 27A and Exit 27) scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2013. The second location is Route 130, Fairfield Avenue (Exit 25) area scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
The traffic stops will affect traffic on I-95 as well as adjacent ramps entering or exiting the interstate. The operation is weather sensitive and will be rescheduled to May 10, 2013, and May 11, 2013, if needed.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I-95 closed in both directions between Exit 26 and Exit 27A
On Ramp from Route 25/8 to I-95 south closed
On Ramp from Wordin Avenue to I-95 north closed
On Ramp from Myrtle Avenue to I-95 south closed
Saturday May 4, 2013
I-95 in both directions between vicinity of Exit 25
Expect significant delays during traffic stops and consider alternate routes.
The work is part of DOT Project No. 0015-0296/0301-0070 that includes an overhaul of the overhead Catenary wire system and replacement of five bridges on the New Haven Rail Line between Bridgeport and Fairfield. The contract was awarded to Ducci Electrical Contractors of Torrington, CT.