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Silver Bridge In Newtown To Close For Construction Work

Glen Road will closed beginning April 18 for the rehabilitation of the Silver Bridge over the Housatonic River.
Glen Road will closed beginning April 18 for the rehabilitation of the Silver Bridge over the Housatonic River. Photo Credit: Google Maps

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Beginning Monday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said drivers should be ready for the temporary closure of Route 816 (Glen Road) for rehabilitation of the Silver Bridge over the Housatonic River in Newtown and Southbury.

Work will take place April 18 through April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 weekdays and 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. weekends.

The rehabilitation project will consist of replacing the concrete deck, structural steel repairs to the truss and floor beams and a complete repainting of the bridge.

Areas of Route 816 surrounding the bridge will be closed, but local access will be maintained at all times. The detour route will take all traffic to Interstate 84, Exit 10 and Exit 13, and signs will be in place to guide motorists.

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