STAMFORD, CT - Stamford Mayor David Martin, Governor Ned Lamont, Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry and other state and local officials visited the bridge replacement project at exit 9 on I-95 in Stamford on Monday, advising Connecticut commuters to anticipate detours in June as the result of upcoming work.
On the weekends of May 31 and June 7, a new bridge will be installed for Route 1. This project is utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction methods — where a bridge is constructed off-site and then installed quickly — to expedite the project and reduce cost and inconvenience to motorists. Installation will take place over the first two weekends of June and require reducing I-95 to two lanes in both directions.
“This project underscores my commitment to growing Connecticut’s economy by investing in infrastructure, said Governor Lamont. “I’m also pleased to note this project is led by a homegrown Connecticut business, O&G Industries of Torrington. My administration is committed to supporting a climate where local businesses can thrive.”
“We are using an innovative construction method that will limit detours to two weekends,” said Deputy DOT Commissioner Anna Barry. “If traditional construction methods were used on this project, motorists would face delays for two years. It’s exciting that our department and state are using cutting-edge and cost-effective construction methods to rebuild infrastructure.”
The installation of the new bridge will require closing Route 1 (also known as East Main Street) between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue. Route 1 eastbound traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland Avenue and Hamilton Avenue.
I-95 will be reduced to two lanes in both directions, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and reopening at 5 a.m. Monday morning for both weekends. Stamford’s I-95 exit 9 will be closed at that time. Traffic be detoured onto and off of the exit 9 ramps to allow I-95 to remain open during construction, but speeds will be reduced to 20 mph. Although I-95 will be usable for motorists, the state strongly advises travelers to seek alternate routes.
For more information and project updates, see www.i95exit9.com.