After enduring the — and the beginning of this summer's and — it looks like shoreline motorists have finally been given a break, albeit a small one.
The state Department of Transportation announced Friday the road closure scheduled for this Saturday to Sunday along Route 1 Branford has been canceled.
Work Completed Early
The work is part of that extends from Orchard Hill Road to the I-95 on and off ramps in Branford. It began in August 2009 and is expected to continue through to November 2014.
DOT officials reported, however, that the contractor in charge of the box culvert project has already been able to "complete work under regular lane closure conditions."
Lane Closures Continue
Still, state transportation officials noted that along Route 1 in Branford there still will be lane closures — as opposed to a full road closure — beginning Sunday at 8 p.m., an already frequent ongoing occurrence during the course of the project.
The DOT reports that area motorists can expect lane closures or alternating one way traffic on Route 1 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night.
An info line number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 203-315-0966. A pre-recorded message of the current project information including the hours of work is updated weekly and will be available for the duration of the project
DOT Project No. 0014-0157 was awarded to J.F. White/Empire Joint Venture of Westfield, Mass. on June 29, 2009 at a cost of $44,706,241. It is being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).