The Walnut Hill Road bridge in Bethel was anticipated to be opened this week, but weather issues again are forcing the construction to be delayed. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says that at a Friday morning conference with the project manager, Department of Transportation engineers and others, the Town was informed that it will not be reopened by the end of the month.
The ongoing spring rains caused the moisture content in the base material to be too high for compaction, which has to be done before paving. He says about 350 tons of base material still needs to be moved into place.
Knickerbocker did not provide an estimate of when the paving might be able to be completed.