The governor’s office is urging drivers to avoid Interstate 95 in Stamford for the next two weekends because a bridge replacement project will detour all traffic off the highway in both directions, causing major delays.
A news release from Gov. Ned Lamont’s office says the project involves the complete demolition of the two bridge spans that carry Route 1 over I-95 and sliding in new, replacement spans.
All traffic on I-95 will be detoured off the highway at Exit 9 from 11 p.m. on Friday, May 31 until Monday, June 3 at 5 a.m. The same process will occur again the following weekend, with all traffic in the area detoured beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and ending on Monday, June 10 at 5 a.m.
The governor’s office said there were two options for the project. One would have taken up to two years to complete and cause major delays or the one that would require all traffic to be detoured off the highway but would only take two weekends to complete.
Learn more on the project here www.i95exit9.com. Video of the project will be streamed live online on that website as it happens.