Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27.
Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, carrying an average of 81,800 vehicles daily as of 2012, according to ConnDOT. The bridge superstructures received a rating of 4 (on a scale of zero to nine), for its diagonal cracks as well as exposed reinforcement and tendons.
The replacement will entail a 56 hour maximum closure of I-84 eastbound and westbound at Exit 30 and Marion Avenue. The closure will begin Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. and will end Monday, June 30 at 5 a.m. Marion Avenue will be closed June 27 at 5 p.m. through June 30 at 5 a.m. The Southington Rest Area will remain close from June 27, 9 a.m. through June 30 at 5 a.m. Traffic will be maintained using various detours. On June 30, all lanes on east and westbound sides of I-84 will reopen.