A press release from the Town of Woodbridge:
First Selectman Ellen Scalettar signed the contract with Black & Warner Construction Co., Inc. for the replacement of the Merritt Avenue Bridge. The Federal and State funded project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014. Work begins this fall.
During construction, including the winter
hiatus, the bridge will be closed with traffic rerouted though Manila Avenue to
South Bradley and Bradley Roads.
Informational meetings have been held with school officials, bus
drivers, police and emergency medical personnel and the Public Works
Department. Detours will be clearly
Ms. Scalettar acknowledged that the closing of the Merritt Avenue Bridge imposes a hardship to the residents, but the closing is necessary to complete the replacement as quickly as possible. Residents will also see utility crews in the area, moving electric line, and rerouting the water service. Work will be done with as little impact to the neighborhoods as possible.