Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

May 28, 2024
Contact: Garnet McLaughlin |

Sen. Lesser Welcomes Closure of Dangerous Miller St. Exit

Today, State Senator Matt Lesser welcomes the closure of the Miller Street access to Route 9 in Middletown beginning June 3.

“Closing the Miller Street exit has been a major priority of mine for years. This is one of the most dangerous intersections in the state, tragically underscored by a dangerous accident earlier this year,” said Sen. Lesser. “This will be a major improvement in public safety and I welcome the DOT’s continued attention to addressing highway safety on this section of Route 9.”

The construction will begin on June 3. In relation to the closure of the Miller Street access to Route 9, the closure of the crossover in the median is being performed to improve safety along Route 9. The work being performed in the center median will include the installation of guardrail, drainage work and sign removal.

CTDOT Project No. 0082-0322 was awarded to NJR Construction, LLC at a cost of $1,237,295.00 on December 28, 2023, and is scheduled to be completed by November 22, 2024.  This project is administered by the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction, District 1 in Rocky Hill.

Motorists can expect nightly lane closures on Route 9 north and southbound between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., beginning June 3 to June 14, 2024. Motorists are encouraged to plan for delays and slow down for work zones. Residents can access the Bridge and Miller Street area now through Portland Street.

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