Closure of exit 31 off-ramp from route 8 southbound to i-84 EASTbound 

On Monday, April 29, 2019 and Friday, May 3, 2019, Exit 31 off-ramp from Route 8 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Motorists are advised to follow the detour route noted below.

Exit 31 On-Ramp to I-84 Eastbound Detour: Motorists traveling Route 8 Southbound should take Exit 32 onto Riverside Street. Take a right onto Sunnyside Avenue (which turns into Chase Parkway) and the I-84 Eastbound on-ramp will be on the right.


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.


Closure of exits 19 and 20 off-ramps from i-84 westbound and bank street on-ramps

RAMP AND LANE CLOSURE INFORMATION

Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2019, Exit 19 and Exit 20 off-ramps from I-84 Westbound and the Bank Street on-ramps 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. The expected closure sequence will be as follows:

  • January 28th, 30th and 31st: Closure of Exit 19 off-ramp (I-84 Westbound) and two (2) left lanes
  • January 29th, February 1st, February 4th and 5th: Closure of Exit 20 off-ramp (I-84 Westbound) and two (2) right lanes
  • Closures Times:
    • Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. one lane will be closed; then from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. two lanes and the ramps will be closed. All lanes and ramps will reopen 6:00 a.m. the following day.   
    • Friday, from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. one lane will be closed; then from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. two lanes and the ramps will be closed. All lanes and ramps will reopen 7:00 a.m. Saturday.    
    • Saturday, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. one lane will be closed; then from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. two lanes and the ramps will be closed.  All lanes and ramps will reopen 8:00 a.m. Sunday.    
    • Sunday, from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. one lane will be closed; then from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. two lanes and the ramps will be closed.  All lanes and ramps will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Monday.  

Detour Information

Exit 19 Off-Ramp Detour:  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 Southbound.

Exit 20 Off-Ramp Detour:  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.


 

Closure of Exit 31 Ramp from Route 8 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound

RAMP CLOSURE INFO

Beginning on Sunday November 18, 2018, the Exit 31 ramp from Route 8 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound will close starting at 7:00 p.m. and will reopen the following morning at 5:00 a.m. This closure will be in effect nightly until Tuesday November 20, 2018. Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. 

DETOUR INFORMATION

Motorists should continue on Route 8 Southbound and take Exit 30 (Washington Avenue). At the end of the off-ramp, take a left onto Washington Avenue, then a left onto Riverside Street and then a right onto Bank Street.  Follow signs to I-84 from Bank Street to the on-ramp of I-84 Eastbound. Due to height restrictions on Bank Street a truck detour is provided.  All trucks should also take Exit 30 to Riverside Street; continue to Sunnyside Avenue and then proceed to Highland Avenue to the I-84 Eastbound on-ramp.


 

RIVERSIDE STREET

Southbound Riverside Street has been changed to bi-directional (two-way) traffic. Northbound Riverside Street is now closed. Motorists are advised to follow signs and revised traffic signals.

Exit 30 On-Ramp and exit 32 off-ramp

Upon closure of the Exit 30 On-Ramp (August 23, 2018), traffic will be detoured to Bank Street and Riverside Street.  Motorists will be able to access I-84 Eastbound from Meadow Street and Route 8 Northbound and I-84 Westbound via Riverside Street. Signage will be posted to guide motorists through the detoured route.   

Upon closure of the Exit 32 Off-Ramp to northbound Riverside Street (August 20, 2018), traffic will be detoured at Exit 30 off-ramp and motorists will be guided northerly along South Leonard Street before it becomes northbound Riverside Street.  Signage will be posted to guide motorists through the detoured route.   

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to inform motorists and local residents of current and upcoming construction activities through project newsletters, press notices, travel alerts, social media, as well as the project website, https://mixmaster-rehab.com/.  If you have any questions related to construction, please contact us at info@mixmaster-rehab.com.