Motorists can expect a change in the traffic pattern on the Arrigoni Bridge in Portland and Middletown beginning after 8 p.m.
The final stage (Stage 3) will close off the northern side of the bridge as well as the sidewalk, and traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction on the portions of deck that have been completed. The east and westbound travel lanes will no longer be separated by barrier.
Motorists will continue to merge into a single lane approaching the bridge from either the Middletown or Portland sides (view Stage 3 traffic diagram by clicking here).
The current lane markers with red X’s and green arrows will be turned off prior to the stage change operation and will be reactivated once the stage change is completed. The contractor has already begun pre-shift activities to expedite work and facilitate timely completion of the shift overnight.
Motorists can expect alternating one way traffic to be in effect during the stage change. The stage change will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and be completed by 6 a.m. on Thursday, in time for the morning commute.
Pedestrian and Bicyclists: The sidewalk located on the north side of the bridge will be closed during stage 3. The new sidewalk on the south side will be re-opened to pedestrians and bicyclists.