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CT DOT: Bridge Repair Work in Harwinton, Litchfield

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Please see the below alert issued by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding bridge repair work in our area. Please plan accordingly as this may impact your travel plans.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about this or any state issue at 800-842-1423 or email john.piscopo@housegop.ct.gov.

Rehabilitation of Bridge #00608 in the Towns of Litchfield and Harwinton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the rehabilitation of Bridge #00608 on Route 8 Northbound in the Towns of Litchfield and Harwinton will have a stage change from a single lane crossover to a single lane in each direction beginning October 24, 2017 weather permitting.

The project consists of the replacement of the concrete bridge deck and associated parapets. New metal beam rail and pavement along with other minor safety improvements have been completed. Structural steel repair and blasting and painting have taken place. Traffic will be realigned from a single lane crossover in the northbound direction utilizing the adjacent Route 8 Southbound Bridge to a single lane in each direction.

DOT Project No. 0073-0182 was awarded to Rotha Contracting Company, Inc. and is scheduled to be completed 11/15/17.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Beginning on October 24, 2017, a single lane in each direction will begin use on northbound and southbound Route 8 weather permitting.