Posted on June 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
I wanted to make sure everyone’s aware that, in addition to current state roadwork in process along Wasserman Way, South Main Street and Church Hill Roads, there’s lots more state roadwork “ramping” up.
All of the below work is scheduled for night, to minimize inconvenience, and will improve road conditions, flow and safety for the long run. I also want you to know that each of these jobs have been years in planning and long-ago budgeted, allocated or bonded in prior state budget years. It may sound crazy but, this work does not impact the state’s current 2020 – 2021 budget.
Below, you’ll see a bevy of highway ramp closures associated with bridge maintenance and paving on Interstate 84, along with suggested detours. I will issue a local state road project update shortly, as well.
I wanted to make you aware that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled several overnight ramp closures along I-84 in Newtown. These closures will occur over the course of five nights, from Monday, June 17th to Friday, June 21st. All closures will occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in order to reduce the amount of traffic volume flowing by construction zones. The closures and detours are necessary to facilitate construction and safety improvement activities.
Details for the scheduled closures, along with detour instructions, are as follows:
Exit 9 ramp on I-84 Westbound (Tuesday, June 18 & Wednesday, June 19)
Exit 9 ramp closure on I-84 Eastbound (Thursday, June 20)
Exit 10 ramp closure on I-84 Eastbound (Monday, June 17)
Exit 10 ramp closure on I-84 Westbound (Friday, June 21)
Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in these areas and to stay alert for roadside workers, traffic control persons and orange instructional signs.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding our state government, please do not hesitate to contact me.