DOT: Simpaug Turnpike Closed Until Oct. 29

The Connecticut Department of Transportation issued a press released Wednesday afternoon.

Redding residents will have to wait a little more than a month before driving over the bridge on Simpaug Turnpike.

That's if all goes as planned.

The Connecticut Department of Transporation announced Wednesday that the bridge on Simpaug Turnpike is scheduled to remained closed until Monday, Oct. 29. 

The bridge has been closed since October 2011 and the project was initially scheduled to be wrapped up within nine months. The road remains closed by its intersection with Marchant Road. 

"Simpaug Turnpike is closed to allow for the replacement of Bridge No. 05225 and the project includes the installation of new retaining walls, roadway reconstruction and minor drainage improvements," a DOT press release reads. "Access to local residences in the area will be maintained at all times from the south."

According to the release, the project costs nearly $3.2 million.


Citizen September 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Where can I apply for gas reimbursements for driving around this thing for a year?
Rashomon September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM
This really is beyond ridiculous. Driving up and down George Hull twice a day is like playing Death Race 2000 and they now claim they'll be done one day before the one year anniversary when let me guess ... financial penalties kick in. I hope other towns learn from this and don'r hire these clowns again.
John September 27, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Fuel reimbursement would be a great idea where do I sign up?
Caroline Besancon October 07, 2012 at 10:27 AM
I don't want to be a cowgirl anymore.
Rashomon November 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Any update on this? Is tomorrow really the big day? Dare I dream it?


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