The State Department of Transportation is conducting emergency roadwork on the northbound side of Interstate 91 in Wethersfield on Friday and it has caused heavy traffic congestion in area.
Only one of the four lanes on the northbound side of the I-91 is open between exits 24 and 25, according Kevin Nursick, DOT spokesperson.
The pothole situation has become so severe, the DOT decided to mill the pavement on a 2,500-foot stretch of the highway in an effort to provide a more stable and even surface for drivers, Nursick said. The lanes will have to be repaved, but asphalt plants will not be operating for a few more weeks, so the repaving project won't happen immediately.
The DOT hoped to have the work completed by 2:30 p.m., but said the cold weather is causing some delays in the project. They now hope to have the highway completely open by 5 p.m.
There are no plans to mill any other sections of highways in other parts of the state, according to Nursick.