Route 133 is open to two-way traffic, for now. Route 133 in Bridgewater was closed at the beginning of July for utility work, in advance of a project on the state Department of Transportation calendar next year.
Bridgewater officials say sometime after the Bridgewater Fair or Labor Day, Route 133 will have to be closed again. All work was not finished by the contractor in the allotted timeframe. A representative from the DOT told Bridgewater officials that Route 133 will eventually by cut down to one way traffic by late September to start the next phase of the reconstruction project.
The project includes the upgrade of guide railings along Route 133 in the area of the Lake Lillinonah Bridge. About 3,000 feet of the road will be fully reconstructed, while the remaining section of the road will be milled and paved. Drainage will be upgrade throughout the area as well.
25,000 feet of new fiber optic cable is being installed.