Opening of Temporary Bypass
The scheduled opening of the Temporary Bypass for Route 8 northbound is on Friday, August 23, 2019. Motorists traveling to Torrington and points north should utilize the Temporary Bypass and then continue on to existing Route 8 northbound. Motorists looking to access I-84 Eastbound should follow the new by-pass, continue to Exit 35, and use the median U-Turn back onto Route 8 southbound to access I-84 eastbound. Motorists seeking to access 84 westbound will continue on the original alignment and follow to exit 33 to 84 Westbound.
CLOSURE OF THE EXIT 31 OFF-RAMP FROM ROUTE 8 NORTHBOUND TO I-84 EASTBOUND
Beginning July 15, 2019, the Exit 31 Off-Ramp from Route 8 Northbound to I-84 Eastbound will be closed. This closure will remain in effect until the end of October. The closure is necessary to replace portions of the Route 8 Northbound bridge decks.
A U-Turn has been established to accommodate motorists during this closure. Motorists looking to access I-84 Eastbound from Route 8 Northbound will take Exit 35, utilize the U-Turn to proceed Southbound on Route 8 and then take Exit 31. Advanced signage will be posted along both Route 8 Northbound and Southbound and Exit 35.
CLOSURE OF EXIT 19 OFF-RAMP FROM I-84 EASTBOUND
Beginning on Monday, March 11, 2019, the right lane of Route 8 Southbound and the Exit 19 off ramp from I-84 Eastbound to Route 8 Southbound will be closed to allow for bridge deck rehabilitation work on Route 8 Southbound. Please note that the Exit 19 off ramp to Sunnyside Avenue will remain open and used as part of the detour route. Daily temporary lane closures will extend for approximately seven (7) months during off peak hours (days/nights). Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. /traffic-detours/detours
CLOSURE OF EXITS 19 AND 20 OFF-RAMPS FROM I-84 WESTBOUND AND BANK STREET ON-RAMPS
Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2019, Exit 19 and Exit 20 off-ramps from I-84 Westbound and the Bank Street on-ramp will be closed to allow for the installation of the temporary pavement markings and temporary sign panels for both exits, removal of existing overhead sign panels and the installation of temporary work platforms needed to complete concrete deck and structural steel repairs. Daily temporary lane closures will extend for approximately six (6) months during off-peak hours (nights). Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. /traffic-detours/detours
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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.