(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that all construction and paving activities on state roads and highways will be suspended over the coming Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end to the summer travel season and traditionally one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year – in order to prioritize the convenience of motorists and help ease congestion.
“Even though we’re moving full speed ahead to transform our state’s transportation system, Connecticut holiday travelers should not have to worry about additional delays because of roadwork this weekend,” Governor Malloy said. “All construction activities on state roads and highways will be suspended beginning 6 a.m. on Friday, September 4, through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Only work of an emergency nature will be performed during that period. We wish all those who are traveling over the weekend to be safe during this time.”
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is on pace to resurface a record 340 two-lane miles of state roadways this construction season, with about 160 miles completed so far. The construction season typically runs from April 1 through November 30 each year.
“There are dozens of great places to visit in Connecticut, and I encourage our citizens to plan ahead and drive safely,” Governor Malloy said.