The Rochambeau Bridge span replacement project in Newtown is still ahead of schedule. The new westbound span is open to traffic. Preparation for the second phase traffic shift to facilitate removal and replacement of the eastbound span begins in the Spring. Newtown state Representative Mitch Bolinsky says the new, temporary crossover being installed to make way for the eastbound closure will be engineered to have better vision, be safer, more user-friendly and easier to navigate than the one being removed, with a goal of minimizing the slowdowns of the original. The entire Rochambeau replacement project is expected to be complete by December 2023.