• UPDATE: Damaged I-95 Bridge In Norwalk Has Fully Reopened In Both Directions

    May 5, 2024
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    Governor Lamont Announces I-95 in Norwalk Will Fully Reopen in Both Directions by 10AM Sunday

    Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that Interstate 95 in Norwalk will be fully reopen to traffic in both directions by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

    “It is truly amazing that in less than 80 hours from that fiery crash Thursday that shut down traffic in both directions, the highway again is fully open,” Governor Lamont said. “It takes a village, and from the response from local and state police and fire departments to the environmental cleanup by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the demolition and rebuilding by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and contractors, everyone did their part. I am impressed by these efforts and thankful for the dedication, skill, and labor of everyone who has been involved.”

    “This has been a team effort, and I can’t thank enough the CTDOT crews, contractors, and workers who spent the weekend ensuring the public could resume traveling on I-95 as soon as possible,” Commissioner Eucalitto said. “While the roadway is open, the work continues as we are planning how and when the Fairfield Avenue Bridge will be replaced.”

    Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto provided an update on the status of the demolition of the Fairfield Avenue Bridge after a fiery crash on May 2nd.

    Work to remove the damaged structure began at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, and crews will continue working on this around the clock through the weekend. Once the bridge is removed, sections of I-95 will be milled and paved in both directions in the area.

    All lanes of I-95 northbound and southbound in Norwalk will remain closed until further notice. I-95 northbound is closed to all traffic at exit 14 and I-95 southbound is closed to all traffic at exit 15. Travelers are urged to avoid the area and use public transportation services. Commercial vehicles should use I-84 as an alternate route through Connecticut.

    Drivers are urged to completely avoid I-95 around Norwalk this weekend.

    “We are going to be working 24/7 throughout the weekend,” Commissioner Eucalitto said. “Thank you to the Connecticut Department of Transportation and contractor staff who are going to be working around the clock to get I-95 reopened by Monday morning. We appreciate the partnership with state and local police who are helping direct traffic and keep motorists safe. Special thanks to Federal Highway Administration and FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt for the continuous support.”

    Metro-North Railroad has agreed to Governor Lamont's request to provide additional weekend service and increased capacity on trains on the New Haven Line. Full schedules and details can be found at new.mta.info(To read the press release from Metro-North, click here.)

    The State of Connecticut submitted a letter of intent today to the Federal Highway Administration to pursue $3 million in emergency relief funds to assist with the initial response.

    The following photographs were taken on the afternoon of Friday, May 3. They are courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Transportation:

    Photo credits: CT DOT

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