The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the June 3, 2017 (Saturday) road closures on South State Street, Atlantic Street and I-95 Northbound Exit 8 off ramp in the City of Stamford.  Traffic will be detoured around the construction area.


The project consists of improvements to the Interstate 95, Exit 8 off ramp and to the adjacent areas along Atlantic Street and South State Street in Stamford.  This project will improve the lane configuration along South State Street and provide a more efficient traffic flow exiting I-95 as well as improve the drainage in the area.  The work will require temporary off-ramp lane reductions for the construction of the new Exit 8 Flyover Bridge and retaining walls along the I-95 corridor between Atlantic Street and Canal Street.


The closures will be used to allow for the installation of the four steel girders that will span Atlantic Street for the new Exit 8 off ramp bridge.


DOT Project No. 0135-0326 was awarded to Yonkers Contracting Co., Inc. of, CT on January 15, 2016 for $33,881,217.09 with an official start date of February 8, 2016 and is anticipated to be completed in June 2018. This project is administered by the Office of Construction – District 3, New Haven.



To accommodate the space required for the erection cranes, South State Street will be closed between Guernsey Avenue and Canal Street. Atlantic Street will be closed between North State Street and Dock Street. In addition, the I-95 Exit 8 Northbound off ramp will be closed. Closures will be in effect on June 3, 2017, from 6 a.m.  thru 5 p.m. Detours will be in effect to divert motorists and pedestrians around the construction area.   Detailed detour maps for pedestrians and motorists can be found here: Atlantic Street Detour Map for Motorists, Atlantic Street Detour Map for Pedestrians


Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions and seek alternate routes.