The Connecticut Department of
Transportation advises the following construction activities for the upcoming
Town of Haddam
Crews will continue with retaining wall construction
along the southside of Route 82.
Town of East Haddam
Crews will be working on various utility layouts/installs.
will continue with bridge painting.
will be installing conduit on the bridge.
will continue with bridge sidewalk installation.
· Crews will be working on the bridge Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights this week. (bridge closures required each night)
63-Hour Bridge Closure:
full bridge closure to vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians has been CANCELED this week.
Overnight Bridge Closures:
contractor will be performing overnight bridge closures this week as follows:
Sun. night into
Monday morning – 10pm to 6am
Mon. night into
Tues morning – 7pm to 6am
Tues. night into
Wed. morning – 7pm to 6am
Wed. night into
Thur. morning – 11pm to 6am
Any changes to these scheduled closures
will be communicated.
Motorist alternative options to
cross the Connecticut River during these overnight bridge closures will be as
- Traveling to/from the South – Use the signed detour utilizing the Baldwin Bridge (I-95 Old Saybrook).
- Traveling to/from the North – utilize the Arrigoni Bridge (Middletown-Portland).
lane closures on Route 82 will occur Monday through Thursday 9am-3pm within the
project limits, traffic flaggers will coordinate the alternating traffic
All lanes will be reopened and operational during
peak traffic hours.
through Thursday at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm.
through Sunday at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and 6pm.
These scheduled openings will be in place until
Boaters are advised that the
swing span is still in a state of disrepair, if during an opening, something
occurs that could potentially put the bridge at risk, all future openings will
be canceled until further notice.
The tide clearance board is
recommended as the best reference for gauging clearance at time of passage, the
board is located on the bulkhead at Goodspeed, it has been adjusted to reflect
the vertical clearances to the contractor’s suspended scaffold.
Navigational beacons have been
installed on the bridge to designate the channel.
Please be advised:
work is not anticipated.
Click here to review the 2023 ‘63-hour’
bridge closure schedule.
You can sign up for TEXT Alerts to
receive notifications on bridge closures and re-openings, closure
cancellations, and any emergency closures. To Opt-in, text the word SWINGBRIDGE
to 888777. (Message and Data rates may apply). In addition to SMS
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November 11, 2022, any trucks that exceed 16 tons are restricted
from using the East Haddam Swing Bridge, until further notice. Routine
enforcement by the Connecticut State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles
will occur during this 16-ton restriction period.
WEBCAMS for monitoring traffic conditions on the bridge (one on each side of
the river) and tide board clearance for maritime are available 24/7, the camera
feeds are viewable from our project website homepage.
signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area. Please pay attention to road signage, slow
down, and stay safe!
to local businesses and residents within the work zones will be maintained.
circumstances have the potential to impact all scheduled construction
construction work is currently on schedule.
If you have any questions
related to construction, please send an e-mail to [email protected]