From DOT: Replacement of Bridge 00069 Carrying Beachside Avenue over Interstate 95 in Westport

January 8, 2020

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction, on or about January 23, 2020, for the project to replace Bridge 00069, which carries Beachside Avenue over Interstate 95 in Westport.
The project consists of the replacement of the existing structure with a two-span continuous steel girder superstructure with a precast concrete deck supported on Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge (GRS-IBS) abutments and wingwalls and a concrete pier in the I-95 median. The existing bridge geometry will be modified to realign the intersection of Beachside Avenue and Green Farms Road into a T-type intersection. This modified geometry will provide a 12-foot travel lane and a 2-foot shoulder in each direction and a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side of the bridge. The new structure will be 38.5 feet wide.
In order to facilitate the removal of the existing superstructure and the placement of the new structure, a closure and detour will be required for Beachside Avenue, tentatively scheduled to begin on March 1, 2021, and ending on or before October 10, 2021. An additional press release will be issued in advance of the closure.
DOT Project No. 0158-0206 was awarded to Rotha Contracting Co., Inc. of Avon, CT on December 9, 2019, for $7,334,803.90. The project is expected to be complete in December 2021.

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