An emergency road closure has been scheduled in New Fairfield. The state Department of Transportation will close Route 37 South on Thursday September 6th.
Emergency road repairs are needed as the result of washout conditions threatening the road’s structure and strength. The closure will start slightly north of the turn for Big Trail, near the Sherman town line. Big Trail will not be blocked.
The DOT says this project is critical for drivers’ safety. The repairs are slated to last at least two weeks, but could take longer. The DOT won’t know specifics until crews start excavating and discovers what type of ledge and bedrock are there.
The Sherman School has been notified and is crafting a bus plan. Postal services will use alternative routes to service Big Trail and Hardscrabble Road residents. The Sherman Volunteer Fire Department has a plan in place to service emergencies. Those living on Big Trail, and connecting roads, and Hardscrabble Road will not be able to travel north onto Route 37 to access Sherman.