(CBS Connecticut) — Interstate 84 in Southington will close in both directions at exit 30 (Marion Avenue) this weekend for a bridge replacement project. (See a live DOT webcam streaming video from the work site here.

The State Department of Transportation says the Southington Rest Area will close at 9:00 a.m. this Friday, June 27,  and Marion Avenue will close at 5:00 p.m.  At 6:00 p.m., crews will begin taking traffic off  one lane eastbound at exit 27, and at 7:00 p.m.,  one lane westbound at exit 31.  The re-direction of traffic will continue to phase in, until at 9:00 p.m. Friday,  all lanes of Interstate 84 are closed in both directions.   They’ll remain closed through 5:00 am Monday,  June 30. (See details from DOT)

Eastbound traffic will use Interstate 691 and westbound traffic will use Route 229.

Stay with WTIC NewsTalk through the weekend for updates on the traffic situation caused by the closing. (see our interactive web page with current traffic)

The DOT says in case of bad weather,  the rain date will be Friday, July 11, through Monday,  July 14

I-84 detours (Courtesy DOT)

I-84 detours (Courtesy DOT)




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