Drivers who regularly take Route 53 will be getting some relief soon with a detour coming to an end. Route 53 in Redding was closed for a bridge replacement project starting in mid-June. Route 53 was closed at Umpawaug Road. The state Department of Transportation says the detour is anticipated to end on August 23rd. The project consists of the replacement of the abutments, deck and parapets along with minor safety improvements. The project was bid at a cost of $2.7 million. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in September of 2016.