Traffic Alert: Milling & Paving Route 85 in Salem Begins July 12

July 5, 2018

Milling and Paving Scheduled to Begin July 12, 2018, on Route 85 from Shady Brook Picnic Area to Skyline Drive in Salem  

 The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that milling and paving associated with the ongoing safety improvement project on Route 85 in Salem will begin July 12, 2018. This project will take place between Shady Brook Picnic Area to Skyline Drive.


The milling and paving work will be completed at night between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.  Traffic will be maintained utilizing alternating one-way traffic during these allowable time frames.

The purpose of the project is to improve overall safety and operation of Route 85.  For more project information from the DOT visit:

Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit and to use caution through this and all other construction work zones.