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Bridge Replacement Project to Close I-84 in Southington This Weekend

If you're planning to travel I-84 in or around Southington this weekend — major traffic delays are expected — motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area and seek alternative travel routes.

From ConnDOT video cam.
From ConnDOT video cam.

If you're planning to travel the I-84 corridor in and around Southington this weekend — you should find an alternate route and give yourself plenty of time to travel.

The highway will be closed in both directions at 9 p.m. Friday, June 27 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 30, as construction crews replace the two bridges that cross Marion Avenue — Exit 30 in Southington.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says major traffic delays are expected and is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, avoid the area and seek alternative travel routes.

Two bridges that carry I-84 over Marion Avenue, one eastbound and one westbound, are being replaced with new structures that have been built alongside the existing bridges. The replacement will require the complete closure of I-84 in both directions over Marion Avenue and will be completed in one weekend.   

Suggested alternate routes include I-91, I-691, Route 9 and Route 72.
Local detours are established for residents and businesses in the area surrounding the construction site and signs will be posted. 

Special Advisory
The public will not have access to the project area during the weekend closure. The Department has installed web cameras at the site so the public can access live streaming video and HD time-lapse video during the closure period.  Go to www.ct.gov/dot  and click on the Travel Alert Banner for the Exit 30 closure located on the homepage.  You will be redirected to the project webpage and can access various links including the link to the “EarthCam” site (not active yet - scheduled to be available by Wednesday, June 25).   

Closure Schedule
The Southington Rest Area located before Exit 30 on I-84 East will close at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 27 and re-open at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30. 

No parking along I-84 or entrance areas of the rest area will be allowed.   

Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 27, Marion Avenue will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the work. The Exit 30 on and off ramps will also be closed for approximately 3 hours to set up traffic control and staging for the full closure of I-84. 

At 9 p.m. I-84 will be closed to all traffic and the on and off ramps at Exit 30 will be reopened to channel a single lane of I-84 traffic around the closed section of highway. 

Marion Avenue will remain closed to through traffic and there will be no access to the interchange area. 

All roads are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30.

The rain date will be 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 14. 

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