Businesses blame construction for slow sales

A DOT construction project has been going on for nearly two years across from several Milford businesses.

A DOT construction project has been going on for nearly two years across from several Milford businesses. (2/2/16)

MILFORD - Some Milford business owners say a state construction project is taking too long and is affecting their bottom lines.

The shopping center along the Boston Post Road is made up of mom-and-pop shops, and they say they have lost business because of the construction

A Department of Transportation construction project to fix a bridge began in March 2014 and was initially slated to wrap up in April of this year.

Commissioner James Redeker says the agency's new plan is to finish in August.

"We're hoping we can now maintain the schedule," he says. "It's up to us to deliver this project on our new schedule and we plan to do that."

He said the DOT made custom signs to let people know the stores are still open.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Trump's keynote address last night at the Republican 2 Melania Trump's speech shrouded in controversy over plagiarism
State police say the crash occurred near exit 3 Police: Person fatally struck by car on I-95 in Greenwich
The Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families partnered 4 Stratford program aims to dissuade alcohol purchases for minors
Workers from New York headed to Stamford Tuesday 5 Striking Charter Communications workers protest in Stamford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE