A “significant breakage” of a sanitary sewer near the intersection of the Post Road and Birch Road will result in closing off of all traffic at the intersection for periods of time during the day and into the early evening on Tuesday, May 14, Darien police announced Monday afternoon.
The intersection is expected to remain closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The announcement describes the project as “emergency sewer repair work” to a “main sanitary sewer line in the area.”
Here’s the full text of the announcement:
Darien Police Department
Traffic Advisory-Emergency Sewer Repair Work
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Projected Time: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Due to a significant breakage issue with the main sanitary sewer line in the area of US 1 and Birch Road, contractors working for the Town of Darien Department of Public Works will be performing emergency sewer line replacement on Tuesday, May 14 2019 starting at approximately 6 a.m. The work is expected to go until 8 p.m., Tuesday evening.
Access into Birch Road from US 1 will not be available for the majority of the day and motorists will be required to detour into the Birch Road area via Richmond Drive or Brookside Road. Some egress exiting Birch Road may be available for some parts of the day. There will be periods during the work day where both ingress or egress into/out of Birch Road will be unavailable. Motorists are requested to avoid the Birch Road area if possible and to consider alternate routes to their destinations.
All Darien emergency services will be advised of the roadway restriction and sufficient traffic personnel have been requested for the duration of the project.
Both the Darien Police Department and Darien Department of Public Works thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as this emergency repair work is performed.