Water Main Project on Post Rd from Downtown RR Bridge to Brookside Rd for Next Six Weeks

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Aquarion Water Company is starting to replace a water main under the Post Road in a project expected to take six weeks, with work overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights.

And after that, the state Department of Transportation will be repaving the Post Road through town. Strap on your seat belts: It’s going to be a bumpy summer.

Here’s an announcement issued Monday about the Aquarion project from Darien police:

Please be advised that the Aquarion Water Company has now commenced a substantial water main replacement project on U.S. 1 [the Post Road] between the Metro North Railroad Bridge and Brookside Road in advance of the state DOT [Department of Transportation] roadway resurfacing that is scheduled to occur later this summer.

Because of the scope and in road location of the work involved, this work must occur at night. The work will be occurring Sunday nights through Thursday nights and the scheduled work hours will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The project is slated to take approximately six weeks to complete.

The Boston Post Road will still have one operational lane in each direction during the evening and overnight hours and traffic control will be provided. Minor delays may occur while traveling through the area.

Please use extra caution while traveling through this area during the construction times as lanes may shift. Please follow all regulatory and advisory signage. No on-street parking will be permitted within the specific daily work zone during construction times.

As in all projects of this type, some construction noise is generated; the Darien Police Department thanks our residents and motorists for their cooperation and understanding as we attempt to assist the contractor in completing this project as quickly and with as little disruption as possible.