Improvements to Route 8 in the Valley – CT DOT Announces Details

October 15, 2019

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Engineering has announced that the state will be implementing a resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, and safety improvement project on Route 8 in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, and Seymour.

More details from CT DOT below:

The project will begin at the Platt Road overpass in Shelton and end at the North Main Street overpass in Seymour for a total of 8.8 miles.

The purpose of the project is to provide corridor improvements that bring this section of roadway to current standards.This project proposes to mill and overlay the roadway, including on-ramps and off-ramps, improve illumination, and upgrade existing substandard guiderail. In addition, this project includes minor bridge work that consists of bridge joint replacement, bridge deck repairs, and other minor bridge rehabilitation. Detour routes will be provided should ramps need to be closed for construction activities.

The present schedule indicates that construction is expected to begin in spring 2021, assuming acceptance of the project, availability of funding, and receipt of any required right-of-way and environmental permits.This project will be undertaken with eighty-five percent (85%) federal funds and fifteen percent (15%) state funds.

Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Mr. Matthew R. Vail, Principal Engineer of Highway Design, at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Please make reference to State Project Number 0036-0203. More details available: