Residents of southwest Connecticut are warned to avoid I-95 in Westport for two weekends—Friday, October 20 to Monday, October 23 and Friday, November 3 to Monday, November 6—as work on I-95 will shut down parts of the roadway each weekend.
From October 20 at 8 p.m. until Monday, October 23 at 6 a.m., the northbound lanes of I-95 will be closed and traffic will be detoured to the southbound side, which officials say will “severely restrict traffic flow.”
From Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. to Monday, November 6 at 6 a.m., the opposite will happen, with construction closing the southbound side and detouring traffic to the northbound side.
The state DOT is using a “lateral slide” where the old bridge is removed and a new bridge that's already constructed is moved into place.
The new bridge, which runs over Saugatuck Ave., is part of a larger $100+ million project. The project aims to:
- Upgrade the roadway to meet current standards
- Address drainage deficiencies and highway flooding
- Enhance rideability for drivers
- Rehabilitate the bridges in the area
- Reconstruct and expand the park and ride near Interchange 16
- Improve stormwater quality treatments
- Upgrade the Yankee Doodle Trail, which includes connecting the walkway along I-95 from exit 15 to 16 to existing pedestrian infrastructure in the area
Learn more at i95norwalkwestport.com.