CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: June 11, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Waterbury Mixmaster Rehabilitation Work to Begin in June
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction work will begin on the Route 8/I-84 Interchange (MixMaster) rehabilitation project in Waterbury in mid-June.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of numerous bridges located within the Route 8 and I-84 Interchange. The purpose is to preserve and provide a 25-year service life to the structures and to assure their structural integrity. The project consists of deck repairs and replacements, steel repairs, substructure repairs, joint repairs, and other general repairs.
To facilitate this work and to provide safe and efficient passage for all motorists, a temporary bypass will be built consisting of three temporary bridges (two over the Naugatuck River and one over Freight Street) to carry Route 8 Northbound traffic through the Interchange. This bypass will be in effect for three years. In order to construct the bypass, southbound Riverside Street, west of Route 8, will be converted from a one-way road into a bi-directional road. Northbound Riverside Street will be closed to local traffic including the closing of the I-84 Westbound Exit 32 to Riverside Street Northbound.
DOT Project No. 151-326/151-312/151-313 was awarded to Walsh Construction Company at a cost of $152,960,945.27 on April 18, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed September 10, 2022.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Motorists are advised that there will be intermittent lane closures on Riverside Street, Jackson Street and Exit 35 off of Route 8 Northbound (Watertown Avenue, Rte. 73) during off-peak hours and weekends starting in mid-June and through the summer.
Lane closures are not expected on I-84 or Route 8 until late July or early August.
A public meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crosby High School in Waterbury.