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Work Continues On Route 111 Bridge Project In Monroe

First Selectman Steve Vavrek provides an update on the Monroe bridge project.
First Selectman Steve Vavrek provides an update on the Monroe bridge project. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONROE, Conn. — Stage two of a full bridge replacement project on Route 111 in Monroe should be underway in November, according to the contractor, First Selectman Steve Vavrek said in an update.

The project manager is waiting for the utility companies to complete their work, according to Vavrek.

The construction of the bridge near Ryegate Terrace that carries Route 111 over an unnamed brook will be done in two stages, Varek said when it began back in April.

Utility companies Frontier, Charter and Light Tower were instructed to start scheduling crews Tuesday, he said.

Representatives of the companies, though invited to a recent progress meeting, did not attend, according to Vavrik.

"The state requested that the contractor contact the utilities for a schedule. As soon as the utilities are out of the way, the contractor plans on attacking this project full force," he said.

Once the remaining three box culverts are installed and backfilled, and sidewalks and paving placed, traffic will be shifted to stage two, Vavrek said."

Work schedule over the next two weeks:

  • Frontier will remove existing overhead wires and splice in new services. New wires were installed two weeks ago. The work should take two weeks, according to Vavrek.
  • Charter will install new wires on new poles and remove existing wires. This work is estimated to take one week.
  • Light Tower will install new wires on new poles and remove existing wires. This work is estimated to take one week.

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