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Route 7 in New Milford will be temporarily closed beginning at approximately 8:30pm on Thursday, December 27th, until 5am Friday the 28th.  The closure is between Pickett District Road and Route 55. 

The state Department of Transportation says the temporary closure is needed so a permitted oversize/overweight vehicle carrying a transformer can be moved.  The item weighs more than 476-thousand pounds and will be on a specialized, 12-axle trailer.  The transportation will use jumper bridges at several smaller bridge crossings, requiring the temporary shutdown of Route 7 until the load passes and the jumpers can be removed. 

The move is being escorted and coordinated by the Connecticut State Police. 

Route 55 in New Milford and Sherman may be closed for a short duration on Friday as part of the scheduled transformer move. Modifications or extensions may be necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.

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