New Milford launches long-awaited $4.3 million construction project to replace Merryall Road bridge

The construction work to replace the Merryall Road bridge began Monday with the removal of the existing 20-foot-long bridge that had been classified as in “poor condition.” The bridge, which spans the West Aspetuck River near West Meetinghouse Road, was identified as one of the five worst bridges in Litchfield County. The new bridge has been approved by the state Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Healy said. The cost of construction is $4.3 million, with the cost split 50-50 by the state and the town. Watertown-based Dayton Construction Co. was awarded the contract and is expected to finish work by Nov. 30, according to Healy. WMC said the bridge replacement project would take seven months, starting April 1, 2023, and running through Nov. 30, 2023.

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