Bridge construction continues with nighttime lane closures

With the successful installation of the two new Route 1 bridge spans completed, the O&G has moved on to additional construction tasks including utility work, paving, and completion of the bridge sidewalks, parapets, and fencing.

To complete this work, O&G will being working during days and nights through the summer. On some weeknights one to two lanes of I-95 may be closed from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, primarily for Northbound travelers.

Traffic conditions back to normal - Route 1, I-95 & Exit 9 are OPEN

Weekend construction of the second of two Route 1 bridge spans over I-95 at Exit 9 in Stamford was successfully completed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s contractor, O & G Industries.

Construction was completed EARLY. The highway re-opened at 6:30 AM on Sunday. Exit 9 on and off-ramps opened at 12:00 AM on Monday.

No additional highway closures are planned.

I-95 looking northbound, prior to opening up southbound lanes to traffic.

I-95 looking northbound, prior to opening up southbound lanes to traffic.

I-95 Exit 9 Southbound ON and OFF-ramps and Northbound ON-ramps CLOSED

The weekend detour for the Route 1 Bridge Replacement Project over I-95 in Stamford has begun. I-95 Exit 9 Southbound ON and OFF-ramps and Northbound ON-ramps are CLOSED. Route 1 is also CLOSED between Courtland Ave and Seaside Ave.

The contractor, O & G Industries, will now begin converting the ramps into a temporary, two-lane roadway for vehicles to travel around the construction zone while the Route 1 bridge is replaced.

At 9 PM the Exit 9 Northbound OFF-ramp will CLOSE. I-95 motorists will be DETOURED onto two-lane temporary roadways located at the ON and OFF ramps, right next to the construction area. Thru travelers do not need to use local roads to get to their destination when I-95 is closed.

All roads, I-95 and Route 1, will be re-opened by 5 AM on Monday, June 10th.

EXPECT LONG DELAYS AND AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE.

Construction will be live streamed on the project website, www.i95exit9.com. Check the website throughout the weekend.

Bridge deck and girders removed over Southbound I-95.

Bridge deck and girders removed over Southbound I-95.

Traffic conditions back to normal - Route 1, I-95 & Exit 9 are OPEN

Weekend construction of the first of two Route 1 bridge spans over I-95 at Exit 9 in Stamford was successfully completed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s contractor, O & G Industries.

Construction was completed EARLY. The highway re-opened at 6 AM on Sunday. Exit 9 on and off-ramps opened at 2 AM on Monday.

Next weekend, Friday, June 7 to Monday, June 10, construction will resume so the second of two Route 1 bridge spans can be installed.

Check out the project website, www.i95exit9.com, for details.

Weekend Closure and Detour of I-95 in Stamford Scheduled to Begin on Friday, May 31, 2019

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the first of two scheduled weekend closures and detours of I-95 in Stamford at Exit 9 is set to begin on Friday, May 31, 2019.  The closures are necessary to facilitate the installation of two new bridge structures carrying Route 1 over I-95. MOTORISTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA DURING THE CLOSURE TIMEFRAMES TO AVOID HEAVY TRAFFIC DELAYS.

 

Closure Details

The first weekend closure will occur on Friday, May 31, 2019:

  • 6 PM - Exit 9 on-ramps closed and Route 1 reduced to one lane

  • 9 PM - Closure of the off-ramps and the closure of Route 1 at the bridge (between Courtland and Seaside Avenues)

  • 11PM - I-95 will be closed at Exit 9, with traffic diverted to temporary roadways using the highway on and off-ramps

Both I -95 and Route 1 will be re-opened to traffic by 5 AM on Monday, June 3.

The second scheduled weekend closure will occur on Friday, June 7, 2019, following the same pattern used for the first closure, with Route 1 and I-95 re-opened by 5 AM on Monday, June 10.

 

Construction Update

The two new bridge spans have been completely formed and are ready for installation. Six hundred and twenty-eight cubic yards of concrete weighing over 1.5 million pounds was used to build the two bridge spans. About 32 miles of rebar was installed within the newly constructed bridge spans, and new structural steel was used to create the new bridge superstructures.  Each individual span to be lifted and set into place weighs between approximately 1.6 million pounds, and 1.8 million pounds. 

In the two weeks leading up the closures, the contractor will be busy preparing the site as well as equipment that will be used to move the bridge spans into place.

There will be live streaming video feeds of construction during the weekends when the bridge is installed on the project website, www.i95exit9.com.

Completed bridge span that will be first to be installed.

4 weeks until bridge is installed on Route 1 over I-95 at Exit 9, Stamford

In four weeks, the first of two bridge spans on Route 1 (East Main Street) over I-95 at Exit 9 in Stamford will be moved and set in place.

On Friday, May 31 at 11 p.m., I-95 motorists will be detoured onto 2-lane temporary roads in each direction while construction is underway.

Earlier in the evening, Route 1 traffic will also be detoured around the work site onto local roads. I-95 and Route 1 will reopen to through traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, June 3rd.

The following week Friday, June 7, beginning at 11 p.m., the second bridge span will be installed as traffic is detoured again around the construction zone.

In an interview with Tony Aiello of WCBS Channel 2- New York, CT State Police Sgt Robert Derry urged motorists to avoid the area on construction weekends as long travel delays are expected.

In an interview with Tony Aiello of WCBS Channel 2- New York, CT State Police Sgt Robert Derry urged motorists to avoid the area on construction weekends as long travel delays are expected.



Concrete Deck is Poured for Span 2

Last week the construction site was lined with trucks delivering concrete for the first span to be installed over the Northbound lanes of I-95.

Some 328 cubic yards of concrete was poured to form the deck. A couple dozen workers guided the flow of concrete over rebar and vibration equipment was used to remove air pockets before the concrete cures.

Workers guide concrete over rebar. Vibration equipment is used to remove air pockets.

The contractor finishes the top of the concrete by making it a smooth surface.

The sidewalk and parapet (green rebar on right) will be poured after the bridge is in place.

The sidewalk and parapet (green rebar on right) was not poured because it would add too much weight to the bridge before lifting it into place. This section of the bridge will be completed in the weeks after the spans are installed.

Weeknight Off-Peak I-95 Lane Closures Near Exit 9 in Stamford

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There will be weeknight off-peak lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound in the vicinity of Exit 9 in Stamford, beginning on March 25, 2019 through mid-April. The lane closures are necessary to remove materials (including guano!) from the Route 1/East Main Street bridge before the bridge spans are demolished in June.

Motorists can expect various lane closures on Interstate 95 north and south between Exit 8 (Canal Streets, Stamford) and Exit 10 (Noroton Avenue, Darien). In addition, one lane of Route 1 between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue will be closed. 

Traffic control personnel and signs will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Monday through Thursday evenings).

Governor Lamont visits bridge construction site

On a sunny but brisk March morning Governor Ned Lamont visited the Route 1 Bridge work site to highlight the CTDOT’s innovative constructive methods and importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.

Stamford’s Mayor David ­­­Martin welcomed attendees and introduced speakers

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

Flanked by local and state officials, construction workers and organized labor leaders, Governor Lamont said "Every day, thousands of commuters use this highway to get to work so they can support their families and maintain a decent quality of life. We must provide Connecticut with a modernized transportation system that works, which requires a sustainable, recurring funding source.”

Governor Lamont: “We must provide Connecticut with a modernized transportation system that works.”

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry noted, “We are using an innovative construction method that will limit detours to two weekends If traditional construction methods were used on this project, motorists would face delays for two years.” 

CTDOT Deputy Commissioner Barry with Mayor Martin

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

Some 50 people attended the Governor’s visit, including several local newspaper, television and radio reporters from Connecticut and New York.

Organized labor and construction workers support project

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

The Route 1 Bridge work site

2/23/2019 by Peter Venoutsos

Crane lifts steel for new bridge span

2/23/2019 by Peter Venoutsos