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Public hearing in Redding soon on bridge replacement

A public information hearing is being held next week in Redding about a bridge replacement project. 


The state Department of Transportation is holding an informational meeting next Thursday, the 9th, in Redding for residents to learn more about the upcoming bridge rehabilitation project.  The bridge that carries Route 53 over the Saugatuck River near Umpawaug Road was built in 1928 and has narrow shoulders. 


The proposed project would replace the existing bridge with a precast concrete box beam superstructure on steel piles.  The travel lanes are proposed to be the same widths, but the shoulders would be five feet.  Construction would take about four months and would require a month long detour. 


The meeting on January 9th will by at 7pm in Redding Town Hall.