ConnDOT: Nighttime Ramp closures to occur on Merritt Parkway (Route 15) at Exit 41 and 42 Southbound Starting on or about Monday, May 21, 2018, through the month of June, 2018
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: May 10, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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Nighttime Ramp closures to occur on Merritt Parkway (Route 15) at Exit 41 and 42 Southbound Starting on or about Monday, May 21, 2018, through the month of June, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that motorists traveling southbound on the Merritt Parkway and accessing entrance and exit ramps for Exit 41 and 42 can expect intermittent nighttime ramp closures to occur between 6PM and 6AM starting on or about Monday May 21, 2018, through the month of June 2018, in  Westport and Fairfield.

The contractor will complete milling and paving both lanes of the Merritt Parkway southbound (Route 15) from the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport to the Congress Street overpass in Fairfield. 

Motorists traveling southbound on the Merritt Parkway and accessing entrance and exit ramps for Exit 41 and 42 can expect intermittent nighttime ramp closures to occur between 6PM and 6AM. Message boards will be installed in the vicinity of the ramps several days in advance of closures/detours to inform motorists when closures will occur. Signed detours will be set up to direct traffic to an alternate exit or entrance ramp. The contractor will complete milling and paving both lanes of the Merritt Parkway northbound (Route 15) from the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport to the Congress Street overpass in Fairfield. Paving of the on and off-ramps southbound Exit 41 and 42 will also occur during this period. Traffic accessing entrance and exit ramps for Exit 41 and 42 northbound will be detoured as work is performed in the vicinity of the ramps. Ramp closures and detours will occur after 6PM and will impact only one ramp at a time.

 The project consists of the rehabilitation of 5 miles (each direction) of Route 15 and 11 structures (over and underpasses) in the towns of Fairfield and Westport.  Upgrades to pavement, guiderail, drainage and historic concrete are included.

DOT Project No. 0158-0211/207 was awarded to Manafort Brothers, Inc. at a cost of $56,712,000.00 on January 20, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed August 20, 2019.


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