The purpose of this project is 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 will simultaneously include operational improvements in Middletown at the Saint John’s Square/Main Street intersection.
Work on the Arrigoni approach spans consists 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, will also be installed on both the approach and main spans as part of this project. Construction activities will be 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 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with the use temporary precast concrete barrier (TPCB). TPCB is expected to be in place for a maximum of 540 days.
Work on St. John’s Square and Main Street consists of the geometric realignment of the intersection to improve safety and operational efficiency, as well as the addition of two turn-lanes.
- Work is being conducted in three stages:
- Stage 1 – Move Traffic to the South Side of the Structure & Replace North Side Decks and Sidewalk
- Stage 2 – Move Traffic to the outside lanes and Replace portions of the inside lanes
- Stage 3 – Move 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 will be 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, The Improvements at St John’s Square and Main Street Intersections are scheduled to be completed by December 2020. The Arrigoni Bridge project is scheduled to be completed by February 2022.
Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.
Contact : Bridget.Boucaud@ct.gov