DANBURY, Conn. -- Drivers looking to travel eastbound along Interstate 84 into Danbury this weekend may run into a lot of traffic: The highway will be closed in Southeast, N.Y., while work is completed on a bridge, the New York State Department of Transportation said on its website.
Eastbound I-84 will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, through the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 20. The traffic will begin at Exit 20 in New York as traffic is detoured onto Route 6 at Exit 20 until it is diverted back onto I-84 at Exit 1 in Danbury.
Traffic impacts along the Route 6 detour and along Interstate 684 are expected to be significant. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
Dingle Ridge Road will also be closed through Tuesday evening during the work.
While the highway is closed, the existing bridge carrying I-84 eastbound over Dingle Ridge Road in Southeast, will be demolished. A new bridge, which was built next to the existing structure on railroad tracks, will be slid into place as part of a $10.2 million bridge replacement project.
The work was completed on the westbound lanes of I-84 last month. Read more about that work here on The Daily Voice.
More information about the project, including a time-lapse video, can be found at www.dot.ny.gov/NYI84CT.
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