WESTPORT, Conn. -- Part of North Compo Road, in Westport, will be fully closed for about a month, beginning on Monday, Aug. 22.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be closing the section of North Compo Road between Main Street and Cross Highway, in order to replace a culvert under the road.
Drivers are urged to use caution, seek alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling in the area.
The full project -- construction and realignment of the problematic intersection at Main Street/CT Route 57 and Compo Road North/CT Route 136 at Clinton Avenue -- is expected to be completed in the fall.
"While I recognize that this road closure may create a short-term inconvenience, this construction, along with the anticipated opening of both lanes of the North Avenue Bridge in late August, will provide longer-term traffic improvements and increased safety on these critical Westport roads," First Selectman Jim Marpe said.
"I appreciate the public's patience and cooperation as we work with the state DOT to complete these long-planned projects."