Article as it appeared in the Republican-American
February 28, 2018
Interstate 84 is scheduled to close Monday and Tuesday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the westbound direction, and Wednesday and Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. heading eastbound. Contributed graphic.
WATERBURY – Interstate 84 will close overnight twice in each direction next week while steel is removed from the Scott Road bridge overpass.
The bridge is being rebuilt as part of the I-84 widening project. Traffic currently runs on a newly constructed side of the bridge; the old side is being demolished and will be rebuilt.
On Monday and Tuesday, I-84 westbound will be shut down at Exit 25 starting at 11 p.m. and until 5 a.m. the following day. During that time, traffic will be detoured off the highway at the Exit 25 off-ramp and will continue straight onto Plank Road and reenter the highway via the westbound on-ramp.
Then, on Wednesday and Thursday, I-84 eastbound will be closed at Exit 25, starting at 11 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m. the following day. During that time, traffic will be detoured off the highway at Exit 25.
The new Exit 25 eastbound off-ramp will open temporarily to funnel traffic off the highway. At the end of the ramp, traffic will continue straight onto Reidville Drive and reenter I-84 via the on-ramp at Scott Road.
When the closure ends at 5 a.m., traffic will continue to access Exit 25 eastbound through the Exit 23 detour.
The nighttime closures will be in addition to regular nightly lane closures within the I-84 construction area.
In case of inclement weather, the work schedule will be pushed forward a day.
Also, if steel removal is completed over I-84 westbound in one night instead of two, eastbound steel removal will begin a day earlier, starting Tuesday night.