Hamden drivers can expect lane closures on Skiff Street Bridge

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The town of Hamden is replacing the Skiff Street Bridge over the Mill River in multiple phases over the next few years. Drivers can expected to start seeing lane closures because of this work.

Utility work, minor clearing and site preparation will be done now through the winter months. During that time lane closures can be expected during the work day as crews get ready to replace the bridge.

Extensive work on the bridge is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. The road will be open for traffic and emergency vehicles at all times. However some minor delays can be anticipated for traffic when construction vehicles enter and exit the immediate work area. The road will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the majority of the work. There will be construction equipment and workers in and around the bridge so drivers are asked to please use caution and leave the crews plenty of space to work.

The town will be holding a public outreach program meeting for people to express any concerns. It will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30th at the Miller Library at 7 p.m.

The Town will hold a second meeting to present any changes to the plan within four weeks of the first outreach program meeting to address the concerns presented at the initial meeting.

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