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5/28/2019 - Temporary Closure of Freight Street Beginning Friday, 6/7 8:00 p.m. until Sunday, 6/9 7:00 p.m.

Temporary Closure of Freight Street

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction work associated with the Route 8/I-84 Interchange (Mixmaster) rehabilitation project in Waterbury will close Freight Street at the intersection of Northbound Riverside Street beginning Friday, June 7, 2019. This temporary closure will remain in effect through Sunday, June 9, 2019.

The project consists of the rehabilitation of numerous bridges located within the Route 8 and I-84 Interchange and was awarded to Walsh Construction Company at a cost of $152,960,945.27 on April 18, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed September 10, 2022. This project is administered by the Office of Construction – District 4, Thomaston.


Closure Information

The intersection of Freight Street with Northbound Riverside Street will be temporarily closed beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 to allow for the installation of Temporary Bridge No. 3 over Freight Street. Riverside Street will remain open however; access to Freight Street from Riverside Street will not be possible due to the closure. All traffic traveling north on Riverside Street will be required to turn left onto Sunnyside Avenue.

Motorists should be aware that modifications to this schedule may become necessary due to inclement weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. If delays are experienced this closure will occur Friday June 14 through Sunday June 16 at the times noted above.


Detour Information

Detour to Route 8 Northbound: Motorists should follow Riverside Street to Sunnyside Avenue; take Highland Avenue to West Main Street. Entrance ramp to Route 8 Northbound will be on the left.

Detour to Route 8 Southbound: Motorists should follow Meadow Street to West Main Street; take a left onto Riverside Street to Route 8 Southbound entrance ramp. Detour to Freight Street: Motorists should follow West Main Street to Meadow Street; take a right onto Freight Street.

Note: Riverside North to West Main Street and the on-ramp to Route 8 Northbound is not impacted by Freight Street closure.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to inform motorists and local residents of current and upcoming construction activities through project newsletters, press notices, travel alerts, social media, as well as the project website, If you have any questions related to construction, please contact us at

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