Bridge replacement construction is expected to start later this week in Ridgefield. The state Department of Transportation will begin work Friday to replace the bridge on Route 35 near the south entrance of Fox Hill condos.
A temporary roadway and bridge will be constructed as the first phase of the project, and work will last about two months. Ridgefield Police cautioned drivers that there will be delays on Route 35 between 9am and 3pm during the week because only one lane of alternating traffic will get by.
The temporary bridge is being built so that traffic can continue to move in both directions during the two year, second phase of the project. The next phase of the project will be to replace the existing superstructure. That work will take place from mid-November, and is not expected to be completed until May 2017.