Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



April 8, 2021

Senator Needleman Announces Bridge Construction in Middletown and Portland, Bridge Maintenance in Clinton

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) announced the Department of Transportation will begin its next phase of construction on the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown and Portland will start on Tuesday, April 13, continuing through September 2021, while bridge maintenance is scheduled for the bridge carrying Nod Road over Interstate 95 in Clinton beginning Monday, April 19 and concluding Friday, May 28.

The Department of Transportation’s Stage 3 of the Arrigoni Bridge construction will consist of placing temporary barriers on the bridge in each direction to allow work on the eastbound lanes of the bridge’s approach spans. The bridge will reduce itself to one travel lane in each direction, with periodic alternating one-way traffic sometimes necessary in overnight hours. After this stage is completed, with an estimated completion date of September 2021, the project will progress to finalizing and completing remaining rehabilitation.

In Clinton, Bridge 00220, which carries Nod Road over Interstate 95, will see bridge maintenance begin April 19 with a tentative completion date of Friday, May 28, with work ongoing between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists can expect various lane closures on Interstate 95 southbound between the Exit 63 off-ramp and the bridge, and northbound from the Exit 62 off-ramp to the bridge. Traffic control staff and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone, and motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to the schedule may become necessary due to potential delays.