Louisiana Avenue Bridge replacement almost complete

The Louisiana Avenue Bridge replacement project is entering its final phases, with completion anticipated for June 2021. Following this, the City Council approved the $3.7 million project on April 14, 2020, with the state reimbursing 80% of project costs. City Councilor Mary Fortier, who represents the district with the bridge and serves on the Public Works Board, said that detours will be put into place as work re-commences on April 13. Work is expected to last approximately one month. Last year, construction crews removed the old bridge and improved sidewalks. They constructed the bridge abutments and walls and installed a new drainage system and a new bridge deck. BL Companies, of Meriden, is responsible for the design, construction, engineering and inspection portions of the project. The construction work has been contracted to Schultz Corporation, of Terryville.


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