Traffic Updates 8/3/18

The Newtown Turnpike Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Westport will have reduced lane widths and no shoulders starting August 13, 2018 until approximately June 2019

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that rehabilitation work on the bridge carrying Newtown Turnpike over the Merritt Parkway in Westport will begin on August 13, 2018. Newtown Turnpike Bridge over the Merritt Parkway will maintain two-way traffic, with reduced 11 foot lanes widths and closed shoulders starting Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6 am.  The stage 1 work is expected to be completed by June, 2019.  Motorists are advised to anticipate possible delays during the stage 1 rehabilitation work.

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

Newtown Turnpike will maintain two-way traffic with reduced 11 foot lanes widths and closed shoulders starting Monday August 13, 2018 at 6AMfor Bridge work.  This traffic pattern will be in effect until June, 2019.