The proposed completion date for the Route 37 construction project between New Fairfield and Sherman is October 12th. Emergency road repairs were needed as the result of washout conditions threatening the road’s structure and strength. The state Department of Transportation says the project is critical for drivers’ safety. The repairs started on September 6th and were slated to only take two weeks, but there were rain and other delays. The DOT said crews wouldn't know specifics until they started excavating and discovered what type of ledge and bedrock are there. The closure starts slightly north of the turn for Big Trail, near the Sherman town line.