First Selectman Freda Announces Bassett Road Bridge Over Interstate 91 Closure Effective July 10, 2017
First Selectman Michael J. Freda announced today that based upon information received from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation (CT DOT), the bridge on Bassett Road over the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 91 will be closed starting on Monday, July 10, 2017. This bridge (identified as Bridge No. 03120) is being closed due to scheduled work needed and issues identified by the CT DOT's bridge inspection personnel.
As a result of several site meetings with the CT DOT, the Department of Public Works has been informed that the much needed repairs will be addressed and the estimated time to complete the work needed to replace the bridge would take approximately 120 days or conclude on November 7, 2017. “This is a critical infrastructure project for the State of Connecticut and residents and commuters are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the time of closure”, First Selectmen Freda stated.
The Office of the First Selectman and Department of Public Works through discussions with the CT DOT discussed the option to allow for a one-lane thoroughfare during construction. However, closing the bridge completely and working day and evening hours was the State’s most cost effective and time saving option.
The Department of Public Works through its Engineering Department is committed to working closely with the CT DOT during restoration of the Bassett Road Bridge to its original condition.
“The Department maintains an excellent working relationship with the CT DOT as well as associated State and local regulatory agencies and utilities; this should assist the Town with its regular communications to its residents and commuters alike during the construction phase of the project”, Town Engineer Jonathan Bodwell stated.
Further information on the Bassett Road Bridge over Interstate 91 may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works' Engineering Department at (203) 239-5321, extension 430.
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First Selectman, Michael J. Freda announced recently that the application period for inclusion on the Post-Vietnam Veterans’ Monument has been extended through July 31, 2017.
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