CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 29, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Superstructure Replacement of Bridge 01291 on Route 97 in the Town of Sprague to Begin March 30, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the superstructure replacement of Bridge 01291 on Route 97 in the Town of Sprague is to begin March 30, 2018.
The purpose of the project is to provide a permanent fix to the structurally deficient bridge which is rated in poor condition. The project consists of replacing the existing superstructure (bridge deck and parapets) with a prestressed concrete deck unit superstructure with reconstructed sidewalks and parapets. The existing span length and widths will be maintained. There are also scheduled substructure repairs to patch the existing concrete abutments and wingwalls. The project also includes full-depth pavement replacement immediately at the bridge approaches, metal beam rail and chain link fence installations.
The contract was awarded to LaRosa Construction Company, Inc. of Meriden, Connecticut at a cost of $669,000.00 on March 16, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Traffic may experience delays Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.; and on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on or about March 30, 2018.
Also a Route 97 closure and detour will be implemented for the replacement of Bridge 01291 for a maximum of eight weeks tentatively scheduled from June 23, 2018, through August 18, 2018. A detour route will be provided with necessary signing to guide vehicular traffic around the project site and a press release will be issued in advance of the detour.
Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit and to proceed with caution through all other construction work zones.