Lane closures could take place on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk overnight starting as early as 7 or 8 p.m. in a project already begun to demolish and replace the West Rocks Road Bridge over the parkway. Work started April 25 and could go on for more than a year.
Lanes will be closed on the Merritt Parkway southbound and northbound between Interchanges 40 and 41 in order to re-stripe for stage construction.
— an announcement from the state Department of Transportation
The contractor is permitted to close one lane of the parkway from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Route 15 northbound and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Route 15 southbound. The allowable lane closure hours vary depending on the weeknight traffic volumes.
The project was awarded to New England Road, Inc. at a cost of $4,117,827 on Dec. 29 and was scheduled to be completed by May 13, 2019.
Lane Closure Information
The majority of Merritt Parkway work will be performed during weeknight closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Route 15 northbound and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Route 15 southbound.
Work on West Rocks Road may be performed during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. A full detour will be implemented from May 29 to Aug. 27 for the full replacement of the bridge. More information will be provided in the near future prior to any local road detour being implemented.