In Connecticut, work has begun on the rehabilitation of two bridges on Route 2A in Preston. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is overseeing activities on Bridge 02931 carrying Route 2A over Poquetanuck Cove and Bridge 02932 carrying Route 2A over Halsey Brook.

“Bridge inspections by the department yielded a poor bridge rating for each structure, which requires addressing for safe travel of the public and long-term longevity and cost effectiveness of the structures,” said Andrew “Millo” Millovitsch, CTDOT project engineer. The bridges serve all traffic traveling US Route 2A, as well as traffic to and from both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.

The average daily traffic (ADT) for this section of roadway is roughly 11,000 vehicles per day. The work involves the complete removal and replacement of bridge superstructures with pre-stressed concrete deck slabs. The substructure abutments will undergo extensive repairs.