Significant construction on the Interstate 95 corridor in New Haven heading into the weekend could cause traffic delays.
Highway upgrades will be taking place Thursday to Monday in order to shift southbound traffic onto the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. It's part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.
Drivers should expect possible traffic delays between exit 50, the Woodward Avenue on-ramp, and exit 46 the off-ramp to Long Wharf Drive. Exit 37 to Route 34 will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. Exit 48 to I-91 north will be also closed between 9 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday and the exit will be relocated about a mile north near Woodward Avenue. Come 6 a.m. on Monday, the new realigned exit will open onto Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. The Woodward Avenue on-ramp will also close between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Monday. The exit 2 off-ramp on I-91 north to Hamilton Street will close between 9 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. Traffic will be detoured during all ramp closures.
I-95 south will also be closed to one lane between the Woodward Avenue and Long Wharf Drive ramps between 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.
Construction vehicles will be moving in and out of that work zone, so any drivers in the area should be cautious. There will be signs posted alerting motorists of detours.
All construction is weather-permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the construction will be rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 1 to Monday, Oct. 5.