Construction on I-84 that closed the highway in Southington is complete ahead of schedule, according to state police and Gov. Malloy’s office.
Police confirmed that all lanes of I-84 East opened at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, over twelve hours ahead of schedule. The westbound side opened just before 8:30 p.m., also well ahead of schedule. The road was set to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday.
The highway was completely closed in both directions at Exit 30 over the weekend to replace two bridges over Marion Avenue in Southington. The bridges originally built in 1963.
In a statement, Malloy praised the work of the Connecticut Department of Transportation for their creative approach to the project.
“ A lot was riding on this project getting done without any problems and with very little inconvenience to the nearly 85,000-plus people that travel on this portion of I-84 every day. This is another great example of ConnDOT thinking outside the box to deliver a major bridge project with as few interruptions as possible for the public."