A bridge that carries Route 1 over Interstate 95 in Stamford will be replaced over two weekends this upcoming summer.
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry announced the replacement while they visited the area near exit 9 on Monday morning.
The bridge will be replaced by a method known as accelerated bridge construction. The project involves the removal of the current spans, followed by the sliding in of new ones in a period of two weekends, according to Gov. Lamont.
“We are using an innovative construction method that will limit detours to two weekends. If traditional construction methods were used on this project, motorists would face delays for two years," Deputy Commissioner Barry said.
The project will be done on the weekends of June 1 and June 8. Motorists traveling in the area should expect to be detoured.
“We have an aging infrastructure in our state that is in dire need of replacement – this project is a perfect example of what we need to do just to maintain our existing roads and bridges,” Governor Lamont added.
During the two weekends of construction, Route 1 will be closed between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue. Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. Exit 9 off of I-95 in Stamford will also be closed.
I-95 will also be reduced to two lanes in both directions on both weekends beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday.
Traffic will be detoured onto and off of the Exit 9 ramps, but speeds will be reduced to 20 mph, Gov. Lamont said.