Increased Traffic Delays, Ramp Closings Coming to Branford I-95 Exit 55/Route 1 Bridge Project
PRESS RELEASE, TOWN OF BRANFORD
Published March 13, 2020
BRANFORD / NORTH BRANFORD —
March 12, 2020: The Department of Transportation and their contractor, O&G Industries, Inc. have notified the Town of Branford that [bridge and roadway] construction activities will be increasing on Interstate 95 and Route 1 at Exit 55 over the next several months.
Motorists should expect changes in traffic patterns and increased delays on both I-95 and Route 1 in this area beginning on or around March 23, 2020.
All northbound and southbound entrance and exit ramps at Exit 55 will be closed on or around April 6, 2020 and will remain closed until on or around July 27, 2020.
During the weeks of May 4 and July 15, Route 1 may be closed periodically between the hours of 12 a.m. -5 a.m. to allow for placement of the new bridge sections. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area whenever possible and are urged to use extreme caution if you are traveling through this area as traffic patterns will be changing frequently.
The dates given are tentative, and modifications and/or extensions to this schedule may be necessary due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Updates will be posted on the Town of Branford’s Facebook page as they become available from the state.