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Monroe construction projects ongoing

September 15, 2018

MONROE — Various construction projects in town are expected to cause delays through next week, and public works is urging residents to slow down for work zones.

Most of the projects are classified as minimal and two fall under the major classification. All road work is subject to change based on weather and manpower availability.

These projects began during the week of Sept. 10. They are expected to wrap up next Friday — Sept. 21.

A minimal ranking means some delays with alternating traffic. A major ranking means commercial traffic should find another route; only emergency, school buses and local vehicles will be permitted to access to the roadway.

“The contractor will be allowed to temporarily halt traffic for no more than 10 minutes for certain night operations,” public works said.

Curbs and aprons are being repaired on Verna Road from Route 25 to Bart Road. This is being considered a major project. And drainage repair on Bart Road from Melon Patch Lane to Wood Creek Drive is also being considered major work.

Pastors Walk from Guinea Road to Branford Drive; Downs Road from Cottage Street to Pachaug Trail; Mashapaug Trail from Downs Road to Pachaug Trail; Pachaug Trail to the Mashapaug Trail turnaround; and Sunrise Terrace to the Downs Road turnaround will all undergo curb and apron work.

An apron is the edge of the road — typically between the road and a sidewalk.

These five projects are considered minimal.

There will be three additional minimal construction projects throughout town. No specific locations were provided. One project will address roadside mowing and sight line problems, another will repair drainage issues and the last will focus on hot patch work.

And the state Department of Transportation project continues, too.

The scheduled weekend closure of Route 25 from Brook Street to Knollwood Street continues through 6 a.m. Monday.

Local traffic is being detoured onto Pepper Street and Old Newtown Road. Commercial vehicles are being detoured to Route 111 and route 34. Local business access remains open during the weekend closure.

This is the second of three weekend closures planned for the year. The dates for the final weekend have not yet been finalized.

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