Construction Updates

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11 Jan 2016

1/11/16 Update

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the temporary lane shift work has been completed and that no work on Route 8 is scheduled until spring of 2016.

Weather permitting, work will continue on the construction of the Prefabricated Bridge Units (PBUs) in the construction area along Route 8 NB at Exit 5. In early summer of 2016, these PBUs will be transported to the Lindley Street and Capital Avenue sites to be set in place once the existing structures have been removed. Detailed updates will be provided on the Construction Updates page and the Public Info page.

Work will also continue through the winter on the forming and casting of concrete retaining walls beneath the Lindley Street viaduct. These retaining walls, along with approximately 40,000 cubic yards of earthen fill, will allow the current bridge structure carrying Route 8 over Lindley Street to be reduced from seven spans to two.

In addition, work is scheduled to begin on repairs to the metal bin wall which runs along Route 8 SB between Capitol Avenue and Lindley Street. This work involves the installation of precast concrete panels in front of the bin wall and securing them in place thru the drilling of soil anchors into the fill behind the existing bin walls.
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