These CT road projects could slow motorists down next week

In Greenwich, a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 northbound and southbound. Work is scheduled to occur the nights of Monday, Dec. 7 to the morning of Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. The work involves milling and paving activities the bridge over the Mianus River.

In Greenwich, a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 northbound and southbound. Work is scheduled to occur the nights of Monday, Dec. 7 to the morning of Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. The work involves milling and paving activities the bridge over the Mianus River.

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To help residents and commuters be better prepared and make decisions on detours and the best routes to take, here’s a heads up on some road work projects planned in the weeks ahead, according to the state Department of Transportation.

I-95

In Greenwich, a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 northbound and southbound.

Work is scheduled to occur the nights of Dec. 7 to the morning of Dec. 18. The work involves milling and paving activities the bridge over the Mianus River.

Motorists can expect lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound in between Exit 4 Indian Field Road in Cos Cob and Exit 5, Route 1. The regular work schedule for this project is from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Monday night through Friday morning).

Routes 9, 17 and 82

Work to replace signs on routes 9, 17 and 82 will begin on Dec. 7

The work involves the replacement of signs and sign supports along Route 9, from I-95 in Old Saybrook to I-84 in Farmington; Route 17, from the South Main Street intersection to Route 9 in Middletown; Route 82, from Route 9 to the Route 154 intersection in Chester and Haddam; and the associated on-ramps and off-ramps.

Motorists may experience delays Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.. Also, delays may be experienced on Saturdays and Sundays.

The work is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.

The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest federal and state standards and guidelines.

The types of signs that will be replaced include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted g

uide signs and smaller signs such as mile markers, exit signs, speed limit signs, merge signs and route confirmation signs.

The state Department of Transportation said “the existing signs have exceeded their useful service life and are in need of replacement. The project involves the replacement of only those signs that have exceeded their useful service life, have less than adequate retroreflectivity, have evidence of damage, or are no longer in compliance with federal and state standards and guidelines. Excluded from this project are signs that have been recently replaced or are scheduled to be replaced by other various construction projects.

“To be in conformance with federal standards, the exit numbers are required to be revised from the existing sequential numbering to mileage-based numbering. An “Old Exit” number will be posted adjacent to the signs for a minimum of two years while drivers become familiar with the new numbers.”