CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: July 12, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Scheduled Closure and Detour of Redding Road Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield Scheduled to Begin on July 23, 2018, and Ending on August 27, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of the Redding Road Bridge carrying Redding Road over the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield. The closure and detour are necessary to facilitate rehabilitation activities on the bridge structure.
The local road (Redding Road) over the Merritt Parkway will be closed to all traffic beginning on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 6AM, and will reopen to traffic on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 6AM. Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour directing traffic around the closure.
The detour will utilize Merwins Lane and Cross Highway. Motorist traveling north on Redding Road will be detoured to Merwins Lane and the Merwins Lane Bridge over the Merritt Parkway connecting to Cross Highway and back to Redding Road. Motorists traveling south on Redding Road will be detoured to Cross Highway connecting to Merwins Lane and south back to Redding Road. Motorist traveling west on Cross Highway from points east of Redding Road and from Congress Street will be detoured south on Redding Road to Merwins Lane.
About the Project
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.