BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Drivers traveling on Route 8 and 25 in Bridgeport will notice changes starting Friday night.
The “Stage 1 Crossover Plan” will consist of lane closures, shifts and realignments, as well as other traffic pattern modifications.
Starting 7 p.m. on Friday through the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, lane realignments will begin on Routes 8 and 25. Motorists should anticipate fluctuating lane closures on both northbound and southbound routes to allow for the shifting of lane markings. This work will continue into the pre-dawn hours of June 11.
The Route 8 southbound on-ramp from Chopsey Hill Road will be closed to traffic through June 25. Detours will be posted to guide motorists to the Exit 4 southbound on-ramp on Lindley Street.
The configuration will remain in effect through June 25. During this two-week period, the number of lanes on Route 8 will be reduced to three lanes northbound and two lanes southbound between Exit 3 and Exit 5, with Route 8 southbound shifted onto northbound portion of the highway.
Segments of Route 8, Route 1 and various local roads in Bridgeport will be impacted. There will be short term, alternating closures of Capitol Avenue and Lindley Street to facilitate the demolition and reconstruction of the bridges.
During these closures, detour routes will be posted to assist motorists in navigating around the work zones.
The Route 8 design-build project involves the replacement of the superstructures (beams and concrete decks) of several bridges on Route 8/25 in Bridgeport approximately two miles north of Interstate 95.
Also included is the rehabilitation of a large retaining wall supporting Route 8 and capacity improvements to two intersections on Lindley Street adjacent to Route 8 northbound.
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