The Route 1 bridge over Interstate 95 at Exit 9 in Stamford will be closed next Friday through Sunday (Aug. 16 to 18, that’s two weekends from now) as part of the not-yet-complete construction project for the new bridge, state and local officials have announced.
— Here’s ConnDOT’s most recent announcement about the bridge closing.
- If ConnDOT announces the reopening early, you might find that announcement at the department’s i95Exit9.com website or on the ConnDOT Twitter feed in the righthand column of every Darienite.com Web page.
Closing Route 1 (East Main Street) at the bridge will start at 6 p.m., Friday and continue as long as 6 p.m., Sunday. The specific reason: to “pour the bridge approach slabs,” according to the announcement (full text, below).
Traffic detours will be along Hamilton Avenue and Courtland Avenue in Stamford, although getting onto Interstate 95 southbound lanes will be much easier from Exit 10 in Darien. The I-95 northbound on-ramp will be open at the Seaside Avenue entrance.
This map shows the closed and open lanes for the weekend:
Here’s the text of the announcement, as released by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson:
Starting Friday, August 16 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m., theROUTE 1 (East Main Street) BRIDGE OVER I-95 IN STAMFORD WILL BE CLOSED between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue for the contractor to pour the bridge approach slabs. Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland Avenue and Hamilton Avenue.
While the closure is in effect, the EXIT 9 SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP and theROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND I-95 ON-RAMP WILL BE CLOSED. The following ramps will remain open:
- Exit 9 Northbound on- and off-ramps at Seaside Ave
- Exit 9 Southbound on-ramp
ALL TRAVEL LANES ON I-95 WILL BE OPEN and unaffected by the construction.