From Greenwich to Westport, Highway Lane Closures Day & Night Starting Monday, Dec 5

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Nighttime highway work is already closing lanes on Interstate 95 at various spots between Greenwich and Westport, and for the week starting Monday, Dec. 5 more is on the way for daytime hours, both on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, state officials have announced.

Bottom line: In the area surrounding Darien and well beyond it, if you’re driving after 9 p.m. or before 5 p.m., plan for delays on Interstate 95 through Dec. 16. If you’re driving between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on either I-95 or the Merritt, expect delays.

Here’s a rundown from recent announcements:

Nighttime

Lane Closures for Nighttime Bridge Maintenance through Dec. 16 (announced Tuesday, Nov. 29)

Here’s the full announcement:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime routine bridge maintenance project will continue on various bridges on I-95 from Greenwich to Westport through the morning of [Friday] Dec. 16, 2016.  Work hours will be 9 pm to 5 am. Lane closures will be required.

  • Greenwich-Bridge #00009 over Arch St.
  • Stamford-Bridge #00033 over Maple St.
  • Norwalk-Bridge #03564 over West Ave.
  • Westport-Bridge #00066 under Hales Road

This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2016 bridge maintenance program to support state forces with bridge repairs and is being performed by Mohawk Northeast.

Lane Closure Info

Motorists can expect lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound [traffic lanes] between Exit 2 (Louden Street) and Exit 18 (SSR 476-Sherwood Island Connector)

Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday).

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.  Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

Daytime

Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections, Dec. 5 – 10 (announced Friday, Dec. 2)

All of these projects will close lanes sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the days listed (none of these listings specify whether only northbound traffic or southbound traffic will be affected — assume both):

Monday, Dec. 5

  • I-95 in Stamford, between Exits 7 and 9 — alternating left and right lane closures, along with shoulder closures
  • Merritt Parkway in Westport between Exits 41 and 42 — right lane closures

Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • I-95 in Norwalk, between Exits 14 and 16 — alternating left and right shoulder closures
  • Merritt Parkway in Westport between Exits 41 and 42 — right lane closures
  • Merritt Parkway in Greenwich between Exits 29 and 33 — alternating left and right lane closures

Wednesday, Dec. 7

  • Merritt Parkway in Westport between Exits 41 and 42 — right lane closures
  • I-95 in Norwalk, Exit 14 ramp (northbound traffic side or southbound not specified) — shoulder closure

Thursday, Dec. 8

  • Merritt Parkway in Westport between Exits 41 and 42 — right lane closures

Editor’s note: This article originally was published on Friday, Dec. 2. The time stamp has been changed to put it high up on the Darienite.com home page.