Lane Closures, Lane Shifts and Lane Realignments Complete on Route 8 in Bridgeport in the Southbound Direction
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that on June 25, 2016, the “Stage 1 Crossover,” consisting of lane closures, lane shifts and lane realignments on Routes 8 and 25 in the southbound direction will be completed. Four lanes of thru traffic will be available in both the northbound and southbound directions between Exit 3 and 5, and the Route 8 southbound on-ramp from Chopsey Hill Road will be reopened.
DOT Project 15-363 was awarded to the Design-Build team of Manafort Brothers, Inc. of Plainville, CT and Parsons Brinkerhoff on March 27, for $34,752,000.00, with an official start date of May 11, 2015, and an anticipated completion date of September, 2016. In addition to the use of Design-Build contracting, the project will utilize Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods which will shorten the overall duration of the project while at the same time minimizing impacts to the traveling public.
By 7:00 AM, Saturday June 25, it is anticipated that all traffic realignments will be completed on Route 8 for this phase of construction and the Route 8 southbound on-ramp from Chopsey Hill Road will be reopened.
Various local roads in Bridgeport may continue to be impacted by this project. Motorists should be aware that short term alternating closures of Capitol Avenue and Lindley Streets may be required to facilitate ongoing work in this area. During these closures, detour routes will be posted to assist motorists in navigating around the work zones.