Friday, June 17, 2011

Arrigoni Bridge update

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that motorists can expect the
Arrigoni Bridge in Portland and Middletown to be permanently reduced to a single lane in
each direction beginning Tuesday morning, June 28, 2011. The contractor will be installing
barriers, markings and work zone devices starting Monday night, June 27, in preparation for
the first of three construction stages to replace the main-span deck.

The town of Portland is changing Silver Street to one way to assist in traffic flow resulting in
no access from Silver Street to Main Street.

A portable smart work zone system which provides speed and delay information as well as
camera views of Route 66 & 17 in Portland and Route 66 at St. John Square in Middletown
has also been installed to provide motorists with real-time traffic conditions. The public can
access the system website at

The project involves the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00524 (Arrigoni Bridge) carrying Route
66 over Route 9, Connecticut River, P&W Railroad, and local roads. The rehabilitation
includes replacement of the concrete filled steel grid deck and sidewalks on the main spans.
All work will be completed from the bridge and from a temporary work platform suspended
below the bridge. Other work includes replacement of elastomeric bearings, pedestal repairs
on the Portland side, new bituminous overlay on the main spans, and new expansion joints.

For more information on the Arrigoni Bridge Project visit the Department’s website at Any questions or comments related to the Arrigoni Bridge should
be sent to

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