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Guiderail Upgrade on Route 72 northbound and southbound from Route 372 Overpass to Forestville Avenue in Plainville

Posted on July 2, 2020 by admin


I want to take a moment to inform you of some upcoming road work in our community.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that guiderail upgrades will be performed on Route 72 northbound and southbound beginning 1 mile south of the Exit 1 access ramp to the Intersection of Forestville Avenue in the right shoulder in Plainville.

The project consists of upgrading the guiderail over a 1.73-mile segment of Route 72 northbound and southbound. This work is anticipated to take place from Monday July 13, 2020, to Monday, September 14, 2020.

This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s VIP Safety Improvements Projects.


Motorists can expect right lane closures on Route 72 northbound and southbound in Plainville from 1 mile south of the Exit 1 access ramp to Forestville Avenue. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns and State Police will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for upgrading the guiderail is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

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Stay safe and healthy.

State Representative William A. Petit Jr.,