The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that there will be weekend Saturday closure of the  I-95 Northbound Exit 8 off ramp in the City of Stamford  on October 14, 2017.


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 closure will be used to allow for the installation of a deep drainage-crossing pipe required for the new Exit 8 off ramp storm drainage system.


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 installation of a new drainage pipe, the I-95 Exit 8 Northbound off ramp will be closed. The closure will be in effect on October 14, 2017, from 6 a.m.  thru 6 p.m. Saturday. Motorists are advised to use exit 7.


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.