Major Traffic Shift on I-95 South in New Haven Starts Friday

Drivers traveling on Interstate 95 in the New Haven and West Haven area this weekend should expect delays as crews work on a major traffic shift.

The Department of Transportation said the work is part of a project to replace the I-95 Bridge over the West River. Starting Friday night, the southbound lanes will be shifted across the new bridge over Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and the new bridge over the West River.

The construction will eliminate the I-95 southbound split near exit 44. Crews will also restripe the road, replace advance warning and overhead signs and relocate concrete barriers. The work is scheduled to be completed by midnight Saturday, according to the DOT.

During the construction, traffic will be diverted from several ramps in the area. Drivers should plan in extra travel time or avoid the area if possible.

For more details on the project visit the DOT website.

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