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State Highways In Weston Being Repaved

WESTON, Conn. -- Kevin Nursick, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, called the road work on state highways in Weston this month “routine paving,” but 8 miles on 3 areas of roads are being paved and milled and traffic is being delayed.

The $2.25 million project, which is being paid for by the state, started last week and will continue through the end of July. The work is being done on routes 57 and 53 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The areas of the roads that will be paved and milled include the overlay of routes 57 and 53 to Valley Forge Road, which is 4 ¼ miles, 2 miles of Route 57 from Route 53 to Trails End Road and 1 ¾ miles of Route 57 from the Westport town line to Route 53.

Nursick said there are 11,000 miles of state roads in Connecticut and every year 200 miles are repaved. “It’s a never-ending cycle and we keep it in good repair,” he said.

Traffic frequently is converted to one lane while work is being done, which causes delays.

“We tailor the work hours and traffic to best fit scenarios for each location, but there’s always some type of inconvenience,” Nursick said. “We do what we can to minimize the congestion.”

The work is being done by private contractors who declined to comment.

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