A lengthy road closure in New Fairfield is under way to replace a bridge along Saw Mill Road. First Selectman Pat Del Monaco is attending bi-weekly progress meetings. She notes that the first progress meeting was held last week, and removal of the existing bridge has begun. Some of the masonry will be removed shortly. The next steps will include construction of a temporary earth retaining system, driving test piles and performing a load analysis and setting piles for the new construction. Environmental controls including silt fence and a turbidity curtain in Ball Pond Brook have been installed.