A long-term road project is planned in Newtown. The state Department of Transportation is putting in temporary traffic shifts for safety improvements and paving on Interstate 84 eastbound and westbound between exits 9 and 10. Work will also take place on the ramps.
Motorists should expect lane shifts and lane closures beginning Monday, weather permitting.
Waters Construction was awarded the project with a bid of $23.73 million. The work will be completed by November 2020.
A majority of traffic impacts involving construction operations will be completed during night work operations. The construction operations may detour one on or off ramp at a time for either Exit 9 and Exit 10 between the hours of 10pm until 5am Sunday through Saturday.
Westbound hours are: Monday through Thursday 8pm to 5am, Friday 9pm to 6am, Saturday 8pm to 7am and Sunday from 10pm to 5am westbound. Eastbound night work hours are Monday through Wednesday 9pm to 6am, Thursday through Friday 10pm to 6am, Saturday 10pm to 8am and Sunday from 10pm to 6am.