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03/15/2024 - 2024 Street Sweeping


PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Use
Detour West Road – Intersection Rebuilt and Drainage
May 16th, 2024

Detour West Road – Intersection Rebuild and Drainage

The intersection of West Road and Guernseytown Road is scheduled to be closed on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 7:00 am. 

All residents of West Road and Hickory Lane will need to use Litchfield Road (Route No. 63) for access and departure. 


PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northfield Road Emergency Road Closure  --- UPDATE
May 16th, 2024

UPDATE --- Northfield Road Emergency Closure --- UPDATE

Due to the inclement weather over the past few days the Northfield Road – Emergency Road Closure – has been delayed.  The Highway Department needs dry weather to work on the removal of the old, failed culvert pipe and replacement with a new culvert pipe.

Starting on Monday May 20th to Friday May 24th the road will be CLOSED. 

Residents between Ellen Kay Dr to Hopkins Rd will have access to their driveways.

Please seek alternate thru routes to avoid this area.  

Once again - weather dependent and any unforeseen conditions - the road will be open to two-way traffic on the evening of Friday May 24th.   


MIDDLEBURY ROAD URGENT UPDATE-DETOUR CHANGE
Watertown, CT - May 21, 2024

Closing access to Middlebury Road at Deerfield Lane, detour in place for coming north and south of Middlebury road.
Coming from the North take a left onto Prospect St, right onto Scott Ave and bear right onto Cherry Ave to bring you back onto Middlebury.
Coming from the South take a right onto Cherry Ave, bear left onto Scott Ave and take a right onto Prospect St.


PRESS RELEASE
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROAD CLOSURE-Middlebury Road between Cherry Ave and Deerfield Ln
Watertown, CT – May 15, 2024

Watertown's Road Paving Program Project Update

The Town of Watertown announces that reclamation and paving shall start on or about May 15th weather pending for the location of Middlebury Road between Cherry Ave and Deerfield Lane.

Over the next few months, the Watertown Road Paving Program will be diligently working on a series of road paving and repair initiatives aimed at improving the safety, accessibility, and overall condition of Watertown's road network. Residents should be aware of working crews and reduce speed on local roads during work. It is highly recommended that residents and commuters who travel these roads seek alternative routes to avoid being delayed if possible.

Middlebury Road will be closed to through traffic from Cherry Avenue to Deerfield Lane. A detour will be set up starting at Cherry Avenue, left onto Lockwood Drive, left onto Deerfield Road which will bring you back to Middlebury Road. Fieldwood Drive residents will be able to take a Left hand turn and follow the detour. Only Residents that live in this area of construction will be permitted access during construction.  

Please CLICK HERE for map of the road closure.

All road closures and or construction will be between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Please continue to look for more updates as the project continues.


 

Guernseytown Road Project

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Use
Guernseytown Rd – Paving – Closed to thru traffic

May 16th, 2024 Update:
A portion of the Reconstruction of Guernseytown Road is scheduled to be paved on Saturday May 18, 2024. 

Asphalt will start to be placed at approximately 7:00 am.  Guernseytown Road will be closed to thru traffic from Route 6 to Platt Road. 

Residents from No. 499 Guernseytown Road to No. 641 Guernseytown Road and all residents of Crestview Drive, Wedgewood Drive and Dawn Circle may experience delays due to paving operations. 

Asphalt is placed between 265 – 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  Asphalt needs to be rolled and allowed to cool to a safe temperature to drive on. 

Delays of 15 minutes may occur while this process is occurring, please plan accordingly. 

April 10, 2024 Update:
Guernseytown Road will be closed to through traffic between West Road and Crestview Drive starting at 7:00 am on April 15 until 4:00 pm April 19.  House No. 629 Guernseytown Road and below will have access from Route 6.  House No. 641 and above will have access from Platt Road.  A large drainage headwall is planned to be set during this closure between House No. 629 & 641 Guernseytown Road.

Starting on April 22nd Guernseytown Road will be closed during workdays (7:00 am to 4:30 pm) between West Road and Crestview Drive.   During nonwork hours this portion of the road will be a gravel surface so drivers should use caution or seek an alternate route.  Total depth reconstruction starts just northwesterly of the intersection of Crestview Drive and Guernseytown Road.   Residents of Crestview Drive, Wedgewood Drive and Dawn Circle may experience slight delays when the Crestview Drive Guernseytown Road intersection is being reconstructed.   Residents between West Road and Crestview Drive may experience delays during working hours for access.  Access will be on a gravel surface; caution and reduced speeds are advised.

March 19th, 2024 Update:

Guernseytown Road is currently open to thru traffic.  Additional road closures will be announced for April, May and June in future construction updates.

February 15, 2024 Update:
Guernseytown Road Closed – Local Access Only
Road will be closed on Thursday February 22nd for crane work associated with the tree removal.
Local residents will have access to their respective driveways.

February 9, 2024:
Guernseytown Road is currently being reconstructed utilizing a 100% State Grant.

Work Starting Next Week
Additional drainage work will be placed under Guernseytown Road from Monday February 12th to Wednesday February 14th, 2024.  A portion of the road will be one lane with traffic control officers to alternate the traffic.  You may also seek alternate routes to avoid this area.

Work Starting at the End of February 2024
To enhance the environmental quality of Watertown Streams and Rivers a large Hydrodynamic Separator is scheduled to be installed on this project.   To install this on Guernseytown Road it is anticipated that the road will be closed from Thursday February 29th, 2024, until March 28th, 2024.
All residents will have access to their homes.  The specific location of the road closure is as follows; closed north of West Road at 629 Guernseytown and south of Crestview Dr at 641 Guernseytown Road.  Residents 629 and below will need to go south to get to Route 6 and residents 641 and above will need to utilize Platt Road to get to Route 6. 
It is anticipated that this work will require blasting of ledge rock and a specialized large manhole that will need to be installed with a crane at this location. 

Woolson Street Bridge Project

March 19th, 2024 Update:

Woolson Street Bridge Construction is currently in a Winter Shutdown.  During the winter shutdown the overhead utility companies said they would relocate onto the permanent pole locations.  Eversource has relocated their pole and wires.  Currently the project is waiting for communications to relocate.   The contractor is delaying restarting construction until the middle of May to provide additional time for utility relocation.