CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: April 4, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Rehabilitation of Silver Bridge on S.R. 816 over the Housatonic River in Newtown and Southbury
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of S.R. 816 (Glen Road) for the rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00507 (Silver Bridge) over the Housatonic River on or about April 18, 2016, for seven calendar days.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of the full length of the structure including replacement of the concrete deck, structural steel repairs to the truss and floor beams and a complete repainting of the bridge.
The bridge carries Route 816 (Glen Road) over the Housatonic River in the towns of Newtown and Southbury and will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrians traffic for a period of seven calendar days to perform deck resurfacing operations with Latex Modified Concrete (LMC). The anticipated reopening date is April 25, 2016.
DOT Project No. 0096-0193 was awarded to McNamee Construction Corp., at a cost of $4,474,000.00 on 10/21/14 and is scheduled to be completed in June 2016.
The detour route will take all traffic to I-84, Exit 10 and Exit 13. All local access will be maintained at all times.
Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
The contractor will be allowed to impact traffic between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
When temporary signalization is installed at a later date, an alternating one-way traffic will be instituted. A press release will be issued prior to implementing the alternating traffic condition.
Additionally, the contractor will be allowed to close S.R. 816 (Glen Road) and detour traffic for a duration of seven (7) calendar days.
Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.