Route 7 Weekend Closure: Detours Through Ridgefield

CT DOT will alternate one-way traffic on Rte 35 in front of Fox Hill from 9am to 3pm through tomorrow, Thursday, August 24.

Please take note: Route 7 WILL BE CLOSED beginning Friday, August 25 at 8pm through August 27 at 6am. Detours will occur through downtown Ridgefield. Please plan accordingly.

According to the DOT, the closure is necessary to facilitate construction activities on Bridge 02029 carrying Route 7 over the Norwalk River in Ridgefield. This is one of the five weekend closures allowing traffic to be detoured around the construction site using Route 35 and Route 102. 

Many residents have asked about the construction taking place on the Bridge by Fox Hill Condos. According to the CT DOT the project consists of constructing a temporary roadway and bridge to maintain traffic in both directions.

"Bridge 02277 will be replaced by removing the existing superstructure and a portion of the abutments and constructing a new span consisting of pile caps and a precast concrete deck. There will also be the installation of storm water collection and drainage systems," says the DOT. 

The DOT expects the project to be completed in April of 2018.


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