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Another bridge of Interstate 84 near Danbury is being replaced.  The bridges carrying east bound traffic over Dingle Ridge Road in New York is up next.  On Saturday at 5pm the east bound side is being closed to traffic at exit 20 and detoured onto Route 6 to get back on the highway at Exit 1 in Connecticut. 

 

New York Department of Transportation Communications Director Beau Duffy says the work was supposed to have been done this past weekend, but they didn't want to work over Columbus Day weekend when more people were travelling.

 

Duffy says the old bridge will be demolished and the new structure will be raised two feet to meet the road and slid into place.

 

Closures and Detours on Sawmill Road, Route 6 will begin to set up around 12:30pm Saturday.  Interstate-684 South Bound Exit 10 ramp will be closing at 1:30 the North Bound Exit 9E off ramp will be closed around 3.

 

The demolition and installation is expected to take about 18 hours.  Drivers should leave an extra half hour of travel time for Route 6 traffic.

 

Federal and state funding is being used for the $10.5 million project.

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