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Bridge work in Newtown on schedule

A bridge on Route 302 in Newtown, near its intersection with Route 25 is being replaced and widened.  This project includes installation of sidewalk and turn lanes to eastbound Route 302, as well as relocation of utilities.  After a couple stops and starts, and a temporary detour of Elm Drive that had caused a bottleneck during heavy volume hours, the DOT says bridge and culvert work are near-complete. Eversource is currently working on new gas main installation. Other utility relocation will follow before remaining contract work can be completed to pave the road, install guardrails, landscape and detail.  The new roadway is set to open in late October, as originally scheduled.