long-term Closure of one lane on route 8 southbound
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a scheduled long-term lane closure on Route 8 southbound to facilitate construction work (concrete bridge deck replacement) associated with the Route 8/I-84 Interchange (Mixmaster) rehabilitation project in Waterbury. Beginning on Sunday, January 5, 2020, one lane of Route 8 southbound will be closed for a duration of approximately two years. The closure may cause significant traffic impacts due to the Exit 19 ramp (from I-84 westbound to Route 8 southbound) also being closed. With high traffic volumes, especially during rush hour, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is urging motorists to seek alternative routes if possible.
Closure of Exit 19 Off-Ramp from I-84 Westbound and Bank Street On-Ramp
Beginning on Monday, November 11, 2019, Exit 19 off-ramp from I-84 Westbound to Route 8 Southbound and the Bank Street on-ramp to Route 8 Southbound will be closed for construction associated with bridge rehabilitation. These closures will extend for approximately one year. Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. Motorists looking to access Route 8 Southbound from I-84 Westbound should take Exit 20 (Route 8 Northbound) and continue to Exit 35 (Watertown) to utilize the U-Turn and proceed Southbound on Route 8.
Exit 31 Off-Ramp From route 8 northbound to i-84 eastbound has been reopened
Motorist should be advised that the Exit 31 Off-Ramp from Route 8 Northbound to I-84 Eastbound has been reopened. Motorists looking to access I-84 Eastbound from Route 8 Northbound can now utilize the exit.
CLOSURE OF THE EXIT 20 OFF-RAMP FROM I-84 weSTBOUND to route 8 northbound
Beginning on Sunday, September 29, 2019, the Exit 20 Off-Ramp from I-84 Westbound to Route 8 Northbound will be closed. The closure will occur nightly from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and will extend until Thursday, October 3, 2019. Motorists traveling I-84 Westbound should take Exit 18 (West Main Street/Highland Avenue) and stay to the right towards Highland Avenue. Take a right onto Highland Avenue. At traffic light, take a right onto Chase Parkway. Take a right onto the I-84 Eastbound on-ramp; follow I-84 Eastbound to Route 8 Northbound. https://mixmaster-rehab.com/traffic-detours/detours
Opening of Temporary Bypass
The scheduled opening of the Temporary Bypass for Route 8 northbound is on Saturday, August 24, 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 on 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.
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