CANCELLED: Stretch of North End of Hoyt St Will NOT Be Closed to Traffic This Saturday — But Next Sat, Aug 25

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Announced plans to close a stretch of Hoyt Street between Camp Avenue and Woodway Road have been CANCELLED due to expected rain, and the rain date of Saturday, Aug. 25 will be used instead, Darien police announced.

Here’s the cancellation announcement, issued at 11:45 p.m., Friday:

  • CT DOT [Connecticut Department of Transportation] has cancelled all gas main installation work on Hoyt Street (Route 106) for Saturday, Aug. 18 due to the threat of heavy rain.  The rain date of Aug. 25 will be utilized (weather permitting).

Here’s our article based on the original announcement, published Aug. 13:

Installing a natural gas line on Hoyt Street will close much of the northern end road (state Route 106) to through traffic all day this coming Saturday, Aug. 18, Darien police announced.

The road, one of the main routes between Darien and New Canaan, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 12 midnight along a 0.6-mile stretch between Camp Avenue and Woodway Road. North and south of that section of the street will remain open to traffic, as usual.

If bad weather forces the cancellation of work that day, the following Saturday (Aug. 25) has been set up as the rain date.

A 1.5-mile detour will be set up for drivers to travel on Camp Avenue, Hope Street in Stamford and Woodway Road, police said. In addition to being almost three times as long as the closed part of Hoyt Street, the detour has traffic lights and heavier traffic through part of the Springdale downtown area.

“Residents of Hoyt Street, Greenwood Ave. Wakemore Street and Kensett Lane within the affected area will maintain access to their homes but may experience short delays or alternating access points as the workday progresses,” police said in a Monday announcement.

“Traffic-related questions concerning this project can be directed to [Darien police] Administrative Services Capt. Don Anderson at (203) 662-5312 or via email at danderson@darienct.gov.”

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