I-691 Resurfacing Project Construction Update

I-691 Resurfacing, Bridge Rehabilitation and Safety Improvements Project
Project No. 0079-0244 Construction News
21 Day Lookahead - Construction Update: December 27 - January 14

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION: Monday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 4 survey crews will be collecting cross section information. Monday, January 3 through Thursday, January 6 and continuing Monday, January 10 through Thursday, January 13 crews will install erosion control measures and remove and install paved ditches, underdrain and riprap stone on Eastbound Stage 1 and Westbound Stages 2 and 4. 

Work will be primarily completed at night. Daytime work will be outside of the roadway. Daytime deliveries are expected, please travel with caution as trucks will be entering and exiting the work zone. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Work will be completed from 7 PM to 6 AM. One or two lanes along I-691 will be closed to traffic while nighttime work is underway. All lanes will be reopened and operational during peak traffic hours.

Beginning the week of January 3 for one night, the Exit 4 EB on-ramp will be closed. There will be a signed detour in place. The detour will guide motorists to take West Main Street to I-691 WB, then take Exit 3 to Highland Avenue to I-691 EB. 

Also beginning the week of January 3 for two night, the Exit 5 WB on-ramp will be closed. There will be a signed detour in place. The detour will guide motorists to take Chamberlain Highway to Kensington Avenue to Colony Street to I-691 WB.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work zone. Travel along the roadway may be on uneven surfaces, so please proceed with caution.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The I-691 Resurfacing, Bridge Rehabilitation and Safety Improvements Project, State Project No. 0079-0244, consists of resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, illumination improvements, sign replacements, drainage upgrades and guiderail replacement. The roadway improvements address the failing concrete pavement and provide safety refinements between Exit 5 and 4 in the Westbound direction. The existing highway underdrains and existing metal pipes are being rehabilitated or replaced throughout the project limits. Additionally, bridge rehabilitation will be completed on the bridge decks and parapets to meet current Federal Highway Administration Standards.

This project limits begin near Meriden Mall/MidState Medical Center area in Meriden and continuing through the towns of Middlefield, Meriden, Southington and Cheshire. The overall project limits are approximately from mile 0 to mile 9 on I-691 and Route 66 between log mile 0.0 and 1.95 for signage upgrades

For more information, visit the Project 0079-0244 Home Page