The following is a press release from the Town of West Hartford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that Oakwood Avenue will be closed to traffic between Caya Avenue and Kane Street beginning 11 p.m. Friday September 7 until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The closure is required to reconstruct two Oakwood Avenue intersections, Wilfred Street and St Charles Street, which are located on either side of the bridge.
The work is part of a project for the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01757, Oakwood Avenue #2, over Interstate 84 in the Town of West Hartford. The bridge is located between Exit 43, Park Avenue interchange, and Exit 44, Caya Avenue and Prospect Avenue interchange.
The project work consists of total replacement of the structural steel beams and girders, bridge deck and parapets. The bridge height will be raised to add clearance over I-84 requiring reconstruction of the approach areas to the bridge including intersections.
Traffic will be detoured using St. James Street, Quaker Lane South and St. Augustine Street beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 through to 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. St. Charles Street will be closed; residents will be advised to use Quaker Lane South. Detour signs will be posted to assist motorists through the area.
For more information, call the Connecticut Department of Transportation Field Office at 860-231-8015.