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RT 66 Culvert Replacement & Detour

Posted on July 9, 2020 by admin


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) has recently issued an announcement regarding culvert replacement on Route 66 that will require a detour beginning on July 23rd. Please read the press release below for more details:

Scheduled Two-Week Closure and Detour of Route 66 (East High Street) in East Hampton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of Route 66 (East High Street) for the planned replacement of the existing box culvert (carrying Pocotopaug Creek) that crosses Route 66 in front of the American Distillery building on the north side and between the Subway Building and Classic Auto on the south side, in East Hampton. Traffic on Route 66 will be detoured beginning on July 23, 2020, for approximately two weeks.

The project consists of removing the old concrete box culvert structure and concrete endwalls and replacing them with a new reinforced concrete box culvert 7-feet high and 11-feet wide, including new endwalls and wingwalls.  Utilities have been temporarily relocated and will be returned to their original location once the new structure is in place. The existing pavement will be replaced between the project limits of roughly the Belltown Smoke Shop property and the Classic Auto property.


Route 66 (East High Street) will be closed to all traffic between American Distillery and Belltown Smoke Shop beginning on July 23, 2020, for approximately two weeks.  A well-signed detour will be in place to guide motorists around this construction project. A truck route is included with the detour to ease local congestion in East Hampton.

Prior to and after the Route 66 closure, motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic on Route 66 on a periodic basis to minimize the duration of the road closure to maximum extent possible. Uniformed trafficpersons, municipal police, and signing patterns will be used to direct traffic through the work zone during these times and while the contractor is actively working

Motorists are advised to remain alert and to use caution when driving through work zones.