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Utility Work On Bridge May Cause Weekend Closure On Merritt In Westport

Expect delays Sunday night in both directions by Exit 41 on the Merritt Parkway in Westport.
Expect delays Sunday night in both directions by Exit 41 on the Merritt Parkway in Westport. Photo Credit: Google Maps

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Expect up to 20-minute delays in Westport Sunday night, Feb. 5 on the Merritt Parkway when the Connecticut Department of Transportation begins the project to upgrade utilities on the Newtown Turnpike bridge.

The contractor plans to possibly close the northbound and southbound lanes near Exit 41 for about 20 minutes, depending on the weather, the state DOT said.

The utility upgrades are needed for the upcoming Merritt Parkway project.

In this phase, Eversource Electric and Frontier Communications will upgrade their systems to accommodate the future bridge safety upgrades.

There is the possibility of a complete shutdown in both directions for 20 minutes from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Drivers can expect a one-lane closure of the Newtown Turnpike from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Police will direct traffic.

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