DOT Updates – Niantic Drawbridge construction

DOT Project 44-154

09/11/2020 Niantic River Bridge Paving Update

Weather permitting, CT DOT is scheduled to pave on Tuesday 9/15/2020 starting at 7:00 p.m. Paving will be accomplished with alternating 1-way traffic over the Niantic River bridge. DOT will also be closing West St. when paving the Waterford intersection. West St. traffic will be pushed up to High Ridge Dr/East Wharf Rd. If the public has any questions with regards to this project, they should email the DOT at DOT.Info.NianticRiverBridge@ct.gov

08/21/20 Installation of Waterproofing Membrane and Paving

The sidewalk will remain closed with one lane, alternating traffic continuing 24 hours a day until Saturday afternoon (08/22) when the installation of the waterproofing membrane on the bridge deck is expected to be complete. Paving will take three nights (7:00PM – 7:00AM) beginning on Tuesday, August 25th through Thursday August 27th. If the public has any questions with regards to this project, they should email the DOT at DOT.Info.NianticRiverBridge@ct.gov

08/18/20 Night Work

The night work on the Niantic River Bridge has started and will continue through Friday, August 21, 2020. Traffic will be alternating during the work, so expect delays. Use caution and seek alternate routes if possible.

07/24/20 3 WEEK LOOK AHEAD FOR THE CT DOT’S NIANTIC RIVER BRIDGE PROJECT

  • There will be alternating 1 way traffic on the bridge DURING THE DAY between the hrs of 6am and 2:30 pm for the weeks of July 27th thru August 18th.
  • There will be alternating 1 way traffic on the bridge AT NIGHT between the hrs of 6PM and 6am for the period of August 10th thru August 18th.
  • Millstone Rd in Waterford is now reopened effective July 23rd
  • The deck end work has been completed
  • Milling is scheduled for August 3rd.

 Then, there is deck patching, membrane application and finally paving 

The DOT is saying they should be off the bridge by September.

07/01/2020 CT DOT’s four week look ahead schedule

The schedule for the Rt 156/Niantic River Bridge Project is as follows:

  • Alternating 1-way traffic Mo-Fr 6am-2:30pm with no night work from now until at least July 24th.
  • There will be no road work on this Friday July 3rd.
  • Millstone Rd in Waterford will be closed starting on July 14th for the foreseeable future.

06/17/2020 CT DOT’s four week look ahead schedule

The schedule for the Rt 156/Niantic River Bridge Project is as follows:

  • Alternating 1-way traffic Mo-Fr 6am-2:30pm with no night work from now until at least July 10th

If the public has any questions with regards to this project, they should email the DOT at DOT.Info.NianticRiverBridge@ct.gov

05/29/20 Stair Tower

The stair tower is now back open.
We will need to close the stair tower for one day in about a month to apply a sealer.

05/04/20 Three-week Lookahead Plan

General
Label Piers for Identification 11-May-20 – 12-May-20

JOINT REPAIRS
Chip surface concrete(stairs) 5-May-20 – 22-May-20
Reconstruct Bridge endblock 25-May-20 – 27-May-20
Pier 05 Header and Joint Reconstruction 28-May-20 – 5-Jun-20

SUBCONTRACTORS
ETC Electric install temp power drop to trailer 13-Apr-20 – 15-May-20 25
Blast All begin moving in material 11-May-20 – 28-May-20

Project Announcement

04/06/20 Press Release