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I-95 Bridge to Reopen after $141M Replacement

The bridge between New Haven and West Haven opened in 1958.

A new bridge on Interstate 95 between New Haven and West Haven is set to fully open to traffic after a $141 million replacement project, according to Connecticut transportation officials. 

The northbound side of the West River Bridge is scheduled to open Monday, nearly two weeks after the southbound side was completed and opened. 

The project began in 2014 and included installing three traffic lanes in each direction. Officials said full shoulders were added to help reduce lane closures in the event of an accident or police activity. 

The 1,000-foot bridge first opened in 1958 and is one of the longest and most traveled in the state. More than 136,000 vehicles cross it every day.

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