Connecticut DOT Replaces Bridge Spans Over I-95 Ahead Of Schedule

June 10, 2019 - 1:08 pm

STAMFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Sunday the Connecticut Department of Transportation has successfully replaced two bridge spans near I-95 in Stamford ahead of schedule.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, state officials promised minimal pain and they came through, finishing early when I-95 reopened Sunday morning. The project only caused two weekends of closures instead of two years of slowdowns and construction delays.

Crews assembled two Route 1 bridge deck replacements right on the side of the highway and over the course of two weeks and slid them into place right over I-95. Now, Connecticut DOT engineer Dominick Larosa says drivers can expect to see more of this accelerated bridge construction in the future.

“One of the first ones was up in Sulington, they was a slide in on 84. We've had other smaller ones, but this is probably the next big one,” Larosa said. “We have another one going on down the street on Atlantic St, that's a railroad bridge. We have this one and they have one they are building up in Rocky Hill on 91. We are going to do three this year.”

Gov. Lamont saluted the workers “flawless efforts” on Sunday, congratulating them on a job well done. He also praised drivers for heading the warnings.