In Connecticut, crews are performing a full replacement of the bridge that carries U.S. Route 1 over the Noroton River at the city/town line of Stamford and Darien. The $10.6 million project calls for a new single-span superstructure composed of prestressed beams, with a concrete deck on new pile supported footings and abutments.
The completion of the Stamford Atlantic Street bridge is the culmination of a multi-year project that began with the widening of Atlantic Street that was followed by the reconstruction of the Atlantic Street bridge, which requires only Metro North Railroad (MNR) track work for completion.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut's municipal leaders are raising concerns about the lack of state borrowing authorizations, noting the slowdown has affected local repaving and other transportation-related projects.
While the General Assembly passed a two-year budget on time this year, lawmakers have yet to finalize the general bonding portion of the budget for this fiscal year and next fiscal year, with negotiations continuing.
Gov. Ned Lamont and Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry visited the area near Exit 9 on I-95 in Stamford, where over two weekends this summer the state will utilize a cost-effective and innovative method to replace a two-span bridge that carries Route 1 (East Main Street) over I-95.
Construction is under way on a $153 million project that includes the rehabilitation of multiple bridges located within the Route 8 and I-84 interchange in Waterbury, Conn. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is overseeing the work, which will improve driving conditions until the eventual, multi-billion-dollar Mixmaster replacement project begins.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans for the construction of a new repair facility on the site of the existing repair facility on Federal Road in Brookfield. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing functionally obsolete repair facility.
Two down, two to go is the progress report for the Connecticut Department of Transportation bridge rehabilitation project that completed the second bridge in East Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 19 and will complete two more next year. The first bridge, on Potter School Road over 1-84 in Willington was completed first, on Aug.
Over the last five years, Waters Construction Co. has made the shift from working during the daylight hours to turn its attention to overnight jobs. Specializing in bridge repair, the nature of their work has dictated the direction.
Shutting down an entire bridge during the daylight hours takes a great deal of coordination for a city and often causes congestion and safety problems.
Despite financial difficulties in Connecticut, there are major construction projects ongoing in the state, with billions to be spent over the next decade plus.
The Department of Transportation's Major Project Updates page currently lists 14 projects, from the $194.1 million West River Bridge Replacement in New Haven and West Haven — which reopened in June and was scheduled for completion in August — to the I-84 Hartford viaduct, which will cost $4.3 to $5.3 billion and will start in 2025 and be completed in 2032.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the imminent completion of the I-84 widening project in Waterbury, with three eastbound lanes opening and the three westbound lanes opening by mid-September — one year early.
“The I-84 Waterbury widening project is transforming and revitalizing mobility in Waterbury, and supports our goal to make Connecticut's transportation infrastructure best-in-class,” Malloy said.
The University of Vermont in collaboration with the University of Maine and others will create a highly-competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to help save taxpayer dollars by extending the life of our transportation assets, including bridges, roads and rail.