UPDATE – work on both bridges will start earlier, now scheduled for Friday July 22, 2022.
The City of Southbury announces that construction of the Flood Bridge Road and Heritage Road bridges over the Pomperaug River will begin on or about Friday.
July 29, 2022 July 22, 2022. The project consists of the rehabilitation of the two bridges, including the bridge decks and repair work to the underside of the structures. Flood Bridge Road will be closed during the construction period while Heritage Road will be staged during construction, allowing partial use by motorists. The duration of the project is 3 months with an approximate opening of the bridges scheduled for October 27, 2022 or earlier.
From August 2022 to October 2022 the contractor will close Flood Bridge Road and implement a detour including Flood Bridge Road, Library Road, South Britain Road and Main Street South. The motorist should follow the posted signs for the detour route.
Heritage Road will be graded during construction allowing motorists to use all and part of the bridge during construction. Stage 1 will allow motorists to use the bridge to and from Heritage Village. Stage 2 will limit the motorist to one way of entering the village. A detour/alternate route, for vehicles leaving the village, will be in effect during Stage 2 using Heritage Road, North Poverty Road, Roxbury Road (Rte. 67) and Main Street North. The motorist should follow the posted signs for the detour route.
About the project
The project consists of the rehabilitation of the two bridges, which span the Pomperaug river. The project includes the rehabilitation of the existing superstructure, including a new asphalt concrete surface and expansion joints, as well as repairs to the concrete structure below. These repairs will extend the life of both structures by approximately 20 years and more. The golf cart trail, which is located under the Heritage Road bridge, will be protected and remain open to golfers for the duration of the project. The final pavement configuration on the rehabilitated bridges will remain the same as the existing one.
Motorists should be aware that changes or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are urged to maintain a safe speed when using a detour route.