Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



January 7, 2022

Senator Needleman Announces Bridge Replacement Project to Take Place in East Haddam Summer 2022

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) announced that the Department of Transportation will perform a complete bridge replacement on Route 151 in East Haddam this summer. Traffic may be impacted on Route 151 and Wigwam Road from April 1 through October 31, the current anticipated completion date, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Sundays.

The bridge in question carries Route 151 over Shady Brook in East Haddam. The project consists of a full replacement of the bridge, with brand new features. Other details include realignment of the culvert and natural streambed to improve flow in the area, a new pedestrian sidewalk in the area and replacement of catch basins.

While details are not yet confirmed, a full road closure is anticipated to take place for a maximum of 56 days from June to August 2022 while schools are not in session to facilitate the demolition of the existing and construction of the new bridge. More details will be made available as the project’s start date approaches.