Five Nights Road Closure: Construction on Route 7


Expect delays due to road closing at Exit 8 on Route 7, on 5 nights in August, for bridge replacement.

Report by Paula Antolini
Aug 11, 2014 3:52PM EDT

Press Release from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT):

Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Route 7 On and Off Ramps At Backus Avenue (Exit 8) in Danbury

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the Route 7 South off ramp, and the on ramp to Route 7 north at Exit 8, Backus Avenue, in Danbury are scheduled to be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 14 and Monday August 18 through Thursday, August 21.

The work consists of the removal of the existing bridge deck joints across the full width and replacement with new concrete and asphaltic plug joints. The closures are required to complete replacement of bridge joints on the ramp structures.

These two locations are one of thirteen bridges that are being completed as part of DOT Project no. 0174-0364, awarded to Arborio Corporation at a cost of $2,283,130.00 on July 26, 2013, and is scheduled to be completed November 22, 2014.


Route 7 South off ramp to Backus Avenue (Exit 8) – Vehicles will be will be directed to follow detour to Exit 7, Sugar Hollow Road and back onto Backus Ave.

Route 7 North on ramp from Backus Avenue – Vehicles will be directed to follow detour to Sugar Hollow Road to Wooster Heights and onto the ramp for Route 7 north.

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