Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



March 2, 2021

Senator Needleman Announces Bridge, Route 154 Closure in Old Saybrook Through May for Replacement

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) reported that the Connecticut Department of Transportation will close Route 154 in Old Saybrook from March 8 to May 31 to facilitate the replacement of Bridge 02708, which carries Route 154 over Plum Bank Creek.

This project consists of a full replacement of the bridge, with construction seeing the existing bridge reconstructed with precast substructure elements and prestressed concrete deck units to form the bridge deck. Overhead utilities relocated last season will be permanently relocated and a 12-inch watermain will be installed.

Detours will be in place for traffic normally moving north and south on the bridge:

  • Drivers traveling north are asked to continue south of the bridge on Route 154 for 0.9 miles, then turn left onto Maple Avenue and continue for 1.3 miles. They should then turn left on Main Street, continuing half a mile, then left onto Old Boston Road for 0.7 miles. Finally, they should turn left again onto Route 154 and follow for 1.1 miles.
  • Drivers traveling south are asked to continue north of the bridge for 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Boston Post Road and travel 0.7 miles to Main Street. After traveling another half-mile, they should turn right onto Maple Avenue, then continue for 1.3 miles until Route 154 is reached. Finally, they should turn right and follow Route 154 for 0.9 miles.

The project is expected to be completed July 30, 2021.