Construction Activities – Week of July 1, 2024

The Connecticut Department of Transportation advises the following construction activities for the upcoming week:




Daytime Work:


Town of Haddam

  • Metal beam railing installation.

Town of East Haddam

  • Metal beam railing installation.


Span 1

  • Bridge sidewalk installation.


Spans 3 & 4 (Swing Span)

  • Miscellaneous steel repairs.
  • Bridge railing connections.
  • Painting.
  • Counterweight installation.

Control House

  • Infrastructure rehab.


Nighttime Work:

  • No nighttime work this week.


Vehicular Advisory:


Bridge Closures

  • No overnight bridge closures this week.

Lane Closures:

  • Single lane closures on Route 82 will occur Monday through Wednesday from 9am-3pm within the project limits, traffic flaggers will coordinate the alternating traffic sequence.
  • Both lanes will be reopened and operational during peak traffic hours.

Swing Span Testing:

  • The contractor may occasionally perform a test opening of the new mechanicals of the swing span throughout this week. The contractor will work to limit traffic backups, but delays should be anticipated if a test occurs.

Marine Advisory:

Mariners are advised that the Swing Bridge opening schedule for 6/30 through 7/6 will be as follows:


  • Sunday at 10am, 2pm, and 5pm.
  • Monday at 10am and 2pm.
  • Tuesday at 10am and 2pm.
  • Wednesday at 10am and 2pm.
  • Thursday at 10am and 2pm.
  • Friday at 10am, 2pm, and 5pm.
  • Saturday at 10am, 2pm, and 5pm.

Be advised that the contractor is still working through the testing stages of the new mechanicals on the swing span so potential delays or openings being canceled could occur if technical issues arise during a swing attempt.

Additionally, on days when gusts are 25 mph or higher, swing span openings will be canceled. Mariners intending to pass through the bridge are encouraged to monitor the wind forecast on their navigation day and call the bridge operator.


Be advised that in the location where the contractor has removed their scaffolding, there is approximately 3 feet of additional clearance.


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 clearance to the contractor’s suspended scaffold. The tide board WEBCAM for monitoring the clearance can be viewed 24/7 from our project website homepage on Camera 3.


The bridge operator can be reached at 860-218-4973.


Please be advised:

  • 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 messages, if you would like to receive Swing Bridge open/closed status notices via email or a voice call from Everbridge, please click here to enter the required information. Message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to Opt-out.
  • Effective 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.
  • Project 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.
  • Road signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area. Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!
  • Access to local businesses and residents within the work zones will be maintained.
  • Unforeseen circumstances have the potential to impact all scheduled construction activities.
  • The construction work is currently on schedule.

If you have any questions related to construction, please send an e-mail to [email protected]