Route 1 bridge in Stamford to close weekend of Aug. 16
STAMFORD — The new Route 1 bridge over Interstate 95 is already in place, but that doesn’t mean traffic detours are over quite yet.
The bridge will be closed the weekend of Aug. 16-18 as work nears completion. On that Friday, the bridge will be closed to traffic from Courtland Avenue to Seaside Avenue starting at 6 p.m. and is not expected to be reopened until 6 p.m. Sunday.
The work will involve pouring concrete and tightening the connection of the bridge to the road on each side of the structure.
Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. Drivers on I-95 heading south will not be able to exit the highway at Exit 9 during the work.
The Exit 9 northbound on- and off-ramps will remain open, as will the southbound on-ramp to the interstate.
All travel lanes on the highway will remain open and be unaffected by the construction.
Earlier this summer, the old 1958 bridge was replaced over two weekends using a construction method known as accelerated bridge construction. The $15 million project was completed early on both weekends.
O&G Industries, a business based out of Torrington, completed the project.