The following is a press release sent from state Rep. Linda Gentile Thursday.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced overnight closures on Route 34 in Derby from Friday July 7, to Sunday, July 9, from the intersections with Route 115 to Route 8, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
State Representative Linda Gentile (D-104) would like to caution drivers during this construction period.
“It’s important to help ConnDOT spread the word about this construction so that area motorists can plan their commutes accordingly,” Rep. Gentile said. “I also want to stress the need for motorists to take extra precautions while driving during this construction period to ensure public safety.”
The closures are necessary to facilitate the rehabilitation and widening of Bridge Number 00947, Route 34, Main Street, over the Naugatuck River. The closures are also required to install new overhead permanent signage.
If necessary, due to inclement weather on Sunday, the closure period may be extended to include Monday July 10, 2017.
A detour will be in place utilizing Route 115 (Derby Avenue), Division Street in Ansonia to cross the Naugatuck River, Pershing Drive and Route 8.