Lane Shifts and Scheduled Four-Month Ramp Closures on Route 8 in Thomaston

Posted on May 26, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing lane shifts on Route 8, the scheduled four-month closure of the Route 8 southbound Exit 38 off-ramp, and scheduled four-month closure of the Route 8 northbound Exit 38 on-ramp. The lane shifts and closures are necessary to facilitate Stage 2 construction activities associated with the rehabilitation of Bridges 03350 and 03351 on Route 8 in Thomaston.

Construction will begin on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. As a result, Exit 38 the route 8 Southbound off-ramp and Exit 38 Route 8 northbound on-ramp will be closed for approximately four months. A posted detour on Routes 254 and 222 through Thomaston will be in place. Motorists are directed to use Exits 40 and 39 for Route 8 southbound and Exit 39 for Route 8 northbound. Lane shifts will also begin on June 9, 2020.

The contractor will be allowed to halt Route 8 traffic for a period not to exceed 10 minutes to perform necessary work for repairs and rehabilitation of the existing bridge superstructures between 12:01 AM and 5:00 AM on all non-holidays.
DOT Project No. 0140-0172 was awarded to Northern Construction Services, LLC at a cost of $9,199,817.30 on June 18, 2018, and is scheduled to be completed by November 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot