weekly traffic impacts
EXIT 35 AND U-TURN CLOSED - AUGUST 1ST
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that on August 1, 2020 the exit ramp/u-turn (Exit 35) from Route 8 Northbound will be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Detour: Motorists are advised to take Exit 37 off of Route 8 Northbound. Take a left at the end of exit ramp onto Echo Lake Road (Rt. 262). The Route 8 Southbound entrance ramp will be on the left.
ROUTE 8 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE - BEGINNING JULY 20TH
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that in order to replace the concrete bridge decks on the bridges that convey Route 8 Southbound through the Interchange, lane closures along Route 8 Southbound are necessary.
Beginning on July 20, 2020 and continuing periodically for two months, traffic on Route 8 Southbound will be detoured to Exit 32 and Riverside Street from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Although this work is limited to the overnight hours only, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is advising motorists to seek an alternative route if possible. Motorists are advised to follow the detour.
Detour: Route 8 Southbound will be detoured off the highway at Exit 32, Riverside Street. Traffic will proceed southbound on Riverside Street to Charles Street and back onto Route 8 Southbound at the Fifth Street on-ramp.
CLOSURE OF LANES ON I-84 EASTBOUND AND RAMP FROM ROUTE 8 SOUTHBOUND TO I-84 EASTBOUND
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that, in order to facilitate construction work associated with the project, lane closures on I-84 Eastbound will begin on Sunday, June 21, 2020 and will continue every Sunday through Friday night. One lane on I-84 Eastbound will be taken beginning at 8:00 p.m. and two lanes are scheduled to close beginning at 10:00 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 6:00 a.m. the following day. These lane closures will continue into the foreseeable future.
In addition to these lane closures, the ramp from Route 8 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound (Bridge 3191D) will be closed for three nights beginning June 21, 2020. The closure will occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Once reopened, the ramp will be reduced to one lane for stage construction. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour.
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Check out the time-lapse video of our deck pour on Tuesday, May 26th on Route 8 northbound (Bridge 3190A)
Below, our project team is installing the bridge superstructure (deck) for Temporary Bridge No. 1 over the Naugatuck River. Temporary Bridge No. 1 is one of three temporary bridges being constructed as part of the Route 8 northbound temporary bypass.
If you have questions and would like to reach us immediately, please feel free to contact our field office at 203-639-2394.