Route 66 construction: Road closure and detour planned

From ConnDOT.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of Route 66 (East High Street) for the planned replacement of the existing box culvert (carrying Pocotopaug Creek) that crosses Route 66 in front of the American Distillery building on the north side and between the Subway Building and Classic Auto on the south side, in East Hampton. Traffic on Route 66 will be detoured beginning on July 23, 2020, for approximately two weeks.

The project consists of removing the old concrete box culvert structure and concrete endwalls and replacing them with a new reinforced concrete box culvert 7-feet high and 11-feet wide, including new endwalls and wingwalls. Utilities have been temporarily relocated and will be returned to their original location once the new structure is in place. The existing pavement will be replaced between the project limits of roughly the Belltown Smoke Shop property and the Classic Auto property.

For the complete description of the two week closure plan, click here.

A map of the planned detour is available as a PDF file to download and print.