Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



July 15, 2022

Senator Needleman Announces Dot Road Closure In East Haddam As Part Of Bridge Replacement

State Senator Norm Needleman announced that the Department of Transportation, to accommodate a complete bridge replacement on Route 82 over Strongs Brook in East Haddam, will close a section of Route 82 from July 20 to August 29, with significant traffic detours involved.

The bridge carrying Route 82 over Strongs Brook will be fully replaced with new culverts, headwalls, end walls and wingwalls, as well as replacement of catch basins to allow space for road safety improvements, among other aspects of the project. Work will be complete November 4.

A one-way alternating traffic configuration will be in place through July 20, at which time the road will be fully closed. Drivers going east on Route 82 will be detoured onto Route 156 southbound, I-95 northbound and Route 85 northbound, with westbound drivers taking Route 85 southbound, I-95 southbound and Route 156 northbound. Signs and messaging will be in place during the work in question.