Frederick Street bridge construction to begin Sept. 29, continue till mid-2015

The city of Bristol is replacing the Frederick Street bridge. Work is scheduled to start Sept. 29. The contractor, Dayton Construction, is scheduled to work through the winter and complete the project by May 30, 2015.

During construction, the Frederick Street Bridge will be closed to through traffic from Oct. 6, 2014 to May 30, 2015.  

Replacing the Frederick Street Bridge will consist of removing the existing bridge, making minor channel improvements along the Coppermine Brook to enhance flow through the bridge and constructing a new bridge. All work will be performed in accordance with permits issued by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The project area is limited to the area of the existing bridge and approximately 300 feet down stream of the bridge and 170 feet upstream of the bridge. At the completion of the project, all disturbed areas will be restored. The utility companies will relocate overhead utilities back along the roadway and the city will resurface the roadway.

Detour signage will be in place to assist in directing traffic around the construct site prior to the bridge closing. Emergency Services and the Board of Education are aware of this closing and have made necessary adjustments to their routing.

The city, in its press release, apologized in advance to any inconvenience the project may cause and encourages residents to contact the City Engineering Division at (860)584-6297 with any questions or concerns.