The Arrigoni Bridge Project was substantially completed on July 28,2022 with minor construction activities anticipated during final completion of Project.

The purpose of this project was the rehabilitation of Arrigoni Bridge approach spans and operational improvements at Saint John’s Square / Main Street Intersection in Middletown and Portland.

The Arrigoni Bridge approach spans carry motorists and pedestrian on Routes 17 and 66 connecting Middletown and Portland. This project included operational improvements in Middletown at the Saint John’s Square/Main Street intersection.

Work on the Arrigoni approach spans consisted of replacing the bridge decks, superstructure steel upgrades and repairs as well as substructure repairs to improve the overall structural capacity, reliability and integrity of the bridge. Additionally, a new protective fence system ranging in height from 8 to 12-feet, was installed on both the approach and main spans as part of this project.  Construction activities were completed in three separate stages in order to maintain traffic flow through the project limits while providing the contractor with adequate space to efficiently complete construction.  In each stage, Rt. 17/66 traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction with the use of temporary precast concrete barrier (TPCB). 

Work on St. John’s Square and Main Street consisted of the geometric realignment of the intersection to improve safety and operational efficiency, as well as the addition of two turn-lanes. 

  • Work was conducted in three stages:
  • Stage 1 – Moved Traffic to the South Side of the Structure & Replace North Side Decks and Sidewalk
  • Stage 2 – Moved Traffic to the outside lanes and Replace portions of the inside lanes
  • Stage 3 – Moved Traffic to the North Side of the Structure & Replace South Side Decks and Sidewalk
  • Longer Traffic Pattern and Work Zone than the previous project – Increase Work Zone from ~1300 lf to ~3500 lf

Lane Closure Information 

The contractor was allowed to interfere with traffic at the below locations during the following hours: 

Route 66 (Main Street): Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm and 6:00pm – 6:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00pm – 9:00am

Route 66 (Washington Street): Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 6:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00pm – 9:00am

Route 17 (Hartford Avenue): Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 6:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00pm – 9:00am

Route 17 / 66: Monday – Friday from 8:00pm – 6:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00pm – 9:00am

SR 545 (Washington Street): Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 6:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00pm – 9:00am

DOT Project Nos. 0082-0312 and 0082-0320 were awarded to Mohawk Northeast, Inc. as one contract at a cost of $46,289,385.04 on January 13, 2020

Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot

Contact : Bridget.Boucaud@ct.gov