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ConnDOT To Drivers: Avoid I-84 in Southington This Weekend

ConnDOT To Drivers: Avoid I-84 in Southington This Weekend

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 84  near Exit 30 in Southington this weekend.

In a press release, ConnDOT said, “Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions to all traffic at Exit 30, Marion Avenue in Southington, on Friday night June 27, and is scheduled to reopen Monday morning, June 30, 2014.  MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS ARE ANTICIPATED! – MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAN AHEAD, AVOID THE AREA, AND TO SEEK ALTERNATIVE ROUTES!”

ConnDOT recommends motorists use I-91, I-691, Route 9 and Route 72 instead, however local detours are in place for residents and businesses.

The interstate will be closed down while crews work to repair bridges over the interstate.

CLOSURE SCHEDULE

Friday, 6/27/14
9 am
Southington Rest Area along I-84 East Closed
5 pm to 9 pm
I-84 Exit 30 Off and On Ramps Closed.
5 pm, 6/27 to 5 am, 6/30
Marion Avenue closed at ramps- no through traffic, Atwater Street closed from Canal Street to Marion Avenue
6 pm
One lane taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 (I-691)
7 pm
One lane taken on I-84 West at Exit 31 (Rt 229)
8 pm
Two lanes taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 and I-84 West at Exit 31 with one travel lane open
9 pm
I-84 and Exit 29 On and Off Ramps at Route 10 Closed. Re-open Exit 30 ramps to accommodate one lane of I-84 traffic

Monday, 6/30/14
5 am
I-84 OPEN ALL LANES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, Marion Avenue, and I-84 East Southington Rest Area reopens