Traffic Updates 7/13/18

The Bridge carrying Redding Road over the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield will be closed and traffic Detoured starting July 23, 2018 for Rehabilitation work. The Closure and Detour will be in place for five (5) weeks and reopened to traffic on Monday, August 27, 2018, by 6AM.

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that rehabilitation work on the bridge carrying Redding Road over the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield will begin on July 23, 2018. Redding Road between Cross Highway and Merwins Lane will be closed to all traffic starting July 23, 2018 for five (5) weeks and reopened no later than 6AM Monday morning on August 27, 2018. Motorists are advised to follow the Signed Detour that will direct traffic around the bridge closure. The Signed Detour will utilize Merwins Lane and Cross Highway. Motorist traveling north on Redding Road will be detoured to Merwins Lane and the Merwins Lane Bridge over the Merritt Parkway connecting to Cross Highway and back to Redding Road. Motorist traveling South on Redding Road will be detoured to Cross Highway connecting to Merwins Lane and south back to Redding Road. Motorist traveling west on Cross Highway from points east of Redding Road and from Congress Street will be detoured south on Redding Road to Merwins Lane.

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The project consists of the rehabilitation of 5 miles (each direction) of Route 15 and 11 structures (over and underpasses) in the towns of Fairfield and Westport.  Upgrades to pavement, guiderail, drainage and historic concrete are included.

DOT Project No. 0158-0211/207 was awarded to Manafort Brothers, Inc. at a cost of $56,712,000.00on January 20, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed August 20, 2019.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT INFO

Redding Road closed between Cross Highway and Merwins lane starting 6AM Monday July 23, 2018 to 6AM August 27, 2018 for Bridge work.