CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 22, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Replacement of Bridge 03163 and 03164 Carrying Route 160 over I-91 in Rocky Hill
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction activity will begin on April 1, 2018, for the replacement of Bridge 03163 and Bridge 03164 carrying Route 160 over I-91 in Rocky Hill.
The project consists of the full replacement of both bridge structures. Both bridges will be replaced with single-span steel girder superstructures on precast concrete abutments. The project will also include the installation of a new water main on West Street and the addition of a fire suppression stand pipe system on each structure. The proposed replacement is necessary because the existing structures are structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
DOT Project No. 0118-0169 was awarded to MIG Corporation at a cost of $11,436,781.05 on December 29, 2017, and is scheduled to be completed on October 3, 2019. T
Lane Closure Information
I-91 North & Southbound:
The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic during the daytime Monday through Sunday between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. Night time lane closures will be between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am.
The contractor will be allowed to halt traffic for a period not to exceed 10 minutes to facilitate blasting of rock between 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Thursday.
To accommodate bridge replacement operations, the contractor will be allowed to close one direction of I-91 and detour traffic around the site during a Sunday morning closure for a five-hour period of time starting at 1 am and ending at 6 am.
To accommodate the transport of SPMT equipment between staging locations, the contractor will be allowed to close one direction of I-91 during a Saturday or Monday morning for a consecutive two hour period between 12 am and 4 am and detour traffic according to plan.
The contractor will be allowed to work between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on Monday through Friday, 6 pm to 10 am Saturday and Sunday. An 8-week detour of Rte. 160 is schedule for the summer of 2019.
Ramps and Turning Roadways:
The contractor will be allowed to work between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.