ConnDOT: Construction Update for Gold Star Bridge in Groton and New London
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: May 22, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Construction Update for Gold Star Bridge in Groton and New London

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the number of lanes across the Gold Star Bridge is to be increased from 3 to 4 lanes and the Bridge Street on-ramp is to be re-opened on I-95 southbound at the Gold Star Bridge on May 25, 2018. Nighttime lane closures will begin immediately to shift temporary concrete barrier curbs and reconfigure roadway pavement markings.

Lane Configuration Information:
The four I-95 southbound travel lanes shall remain on the south side of the bridge.  The State Route 184 (Gold Star Highway) on-ramp will begin as a dedicated lane and continue as the leftmost through lane on I-95.  The added rightmost lane will begin as a dedicated lane for the Bridge Street on-ramp and shall remain as a dedicated exit lane at Exit 84 to Route 32 and Downtown New London.  The roadway pavement markings will be reconfigured to delineate 4 lanes of traffic across the bridge.  Thru-traffic will keep to the left three lanes.  The work zone will be separated from the roadway with temporary concrete barrier curb.    Additional lane closures may be implemented during off peak hours.

About the Project:
The project consists of repairs to the I-95 Southbound Gold Star Bridge.  The repairs include structural steel repairs, concrete deck patching, joint replacement, illumination, and paving.  Construction activities began the week of 4/17/17.  Long-term lane shifts/closures will be part of the construction sequence.  Additional off-peak hour lane closures may also be necessary to expedite the needed repairs. 

DOT Project No. 0094-0252 was awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. of Plantsville, Connecticut, for a cost of $26 million on December 16, 2016 and is scheduled to be completed November 30, 2018.

For additional information, please visit the Departmentís Gold Star Memorial Bridge website at the following location:  http://www.i95goldstar.com.


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