River Road bridge in New Haven opens

NEW HAVEN — After more than two months of detours around a closed bridge, commuters can once again drive the entire length of River Road from Route 7 in New Haven to Route 116 in Bristol.
Bridge 10 on River Road was closed for replacement on June 13. On this past Thursday morning, at around 6 a.m., crews opened the bridge — which is approximately 1 mile east of Route 7 and just east of the Halpin Road intersection — to traffic.
Construction officials pointed out that the opening was days ahead of schedule. The bridge was originally scheduled to re-open to traffic Aug. 27.
Traffic is not completely back to normal. Work to complete the project will continue for the next two weeks with daily lane closures over the bridge. Flaggers will maintain alternating one-way traffic, and minor traffic delays can be expected.
The old bridge that was replaced was built in 1934.

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