Upcoming Stamford Construction Projects

March 15, 2019

There will be several construction projects in our area in Stamford over the next few months that will replace and rehabilitate some of our aging transportation infrastructure.  This email discusses some of the projects the state Department of Transportation will work on, including several bridge replacements and road reclamations.  During the duration of these projects, please provide yourself with enough travel time for you to reach your destination safely, or plan another route to avoid construction.  Thank you for your patience throughout this time!

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1) Courtland Avenue/Hamilton Avenue/Route 106 project
 
Turning lanes and new traffic signals will be added to the intersections of Route 1 at Courtland Ave. and at Courtland Ave at Hamilton Ave in Stamford.  The DOT will also widen Courtland Ave and install new sidewalks on both sides.  The entire length of the project, approximately 2,700 feet, will be milled and paved.
 
Frontier is in the process of installing the remaining utility poles and as long as Frontier completes their relocation within the next two months as scheduled, the DOT expects to complete the project by the end of June 2019.
 
2) Noroton River/Route 1/Stamford and Darien line bridge project
 
The Noroton River Bridge at the city/town line of Stamford and Darien will be replaced, and a newly constructed roadway with two travel lanes in each direction, a left turn lane and sidewalks will be constructed.  The construction will be performed in 4 stages.
 
Brookside Drive in Darien will be closed to U.S. Route 1 during the duration of construction and residents will be redirected to Anthony Lane and Hillside Avenue during this period.
 
Construction began January 2019 and is expected to be completed May 1, 2021.
 
3) Courtland Ave/Route 106/ Taylor Reed Place intersection improvements
 
This project was delayed due to several factors concerning the receipt of materials and elements, however, progress has continued.  New traffic signals have been installed and must be inspected.  Work will continue and the DOT predicts the project will be finished with final paving restoration and sidewalks in April.
 
4) Exit 9/I-95 Bridge Replacement
 
On the weekends of June 1-2 and June 8-9, there will be a detour of I-95 and Route 1 to replace  the Exit 9 bridge spans.  During these dates, I-95 will be reduced to two travel lanes for each direction starting Friday at 9 p.m. and ending 5 a.m. on Monday. 
 
I-95 will remain open during these dates, and traffic will be detoured off the highway and back onto the highway through modified on and off-ramps along Exit 9.  Ramp speeds will be reduced to 20 mph for safety. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the highway using Exit 9 as the ramps will only be used for carrying I-95 thru traffic. 
 
During the bridge moves Route 1 between Courtland Ave and Seaside Ave will be closed to entering and exiting traffic.  Motorists on Route 1 will be detoured to Courtland Ave and Hamilton Ave.  Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes.
 
Detailed information and updates can be found at 
www.i95exit9.com.