Bridge replacement project reroutes commuters in Stamford

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Construction is underway to replace an old bridge in Stamford – closing I-95 near Exit 9 and some surrounding roads.

State officials have been warning commuters to prepare for nightmare traffic related to the Route 1 Bridge replacement project.

MORE: I-95 Route 1 bridge replacement project begins

While the southbound side saw some heavier backups in the afternoon, most people told News 12 that their drive was fairly smooth.

With Route 1 off limits, cars were routed to local roads that are typically pretty quiet.

Some people living in those neighborhoods say they are staying off area roads for the weekend.

The project involves the demolition of the two bridge spans that carry Route 1 over I-95, followed by the sliding in of new replacement spans using a method known as “accelerated bridge construction.”

Officials say the roadways will be back open on Monday morning. The construction process will unfold again next weekend.


 

 

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