Public Works Director Stephen Edwards announced today that the long-awaited rehabilitation of the North Avenue bridge over the Aspetuck River will get underway in early March.
“The project involves the removal of the 56-year-old concrete bridge deck and steel superstructure, and the replacement with a pre-cast concrete box beams and a new concrete bridge deck,” said Edwards. “The existingbridge abutments will remain in place, and scour protection will be added underneath the river bed.”
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The Board of Selectmen awarded a contract for the project to NJR Construction of Terryville, Conn.
The contractor intends to mobilize in to the site on March 11 and begin demolition operations on March 18, Edwards said.
Demolition and reconstruction will require closing the bridge to traffic for a period of approximately six months, through the summer and into early fall. Detours will be posted on both sides of the bridge.