East Lyme bridge to be rebuilt over next three months

East Lyme — The state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it will schedule periodic lane closures, detours and alternating one-way traffic on Route 1 while it rebuilds a bridge between Lovers Lane and Heritage Road over the next three months.

Crews are scheduled to work on the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from Aug. 12 through Nov. 24.

The project will replace a corrugated metal pipe arch culvert, originally built in 1982, with a "precast concrete box culvert," while 200 feet of roadway reconstruction will take place adjacent to the bridge. An existing sanitary sewer line also will be relocated to the south of the bridge.

Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone.

Drivers will need to detour the area Oct. 14-27 by using Interstate 95 and Route 161.

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