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I-84 in Waterbury set to close overnight for five days beginning Sunday

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WATERBURY -- Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions in Waterbury overnight for five days beginning Sunday due to the I-84 Waterbury Project.

The closure and detour will start on Sunday night, May 14, and will continue through Thursday, May 18. The closures will take place each night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

According to the Department of Transportation, "These temporary detours are in addition to the regular nightly lane closures permitted within the area. If inclement weather causes postponement of work, the rain date will be Sunday, May 21."

Motorists will detour from I-84 to local roads, and back to I-84, via detours at both westbound and eastbound Exits 25.

  • Eastbound:
    I-84 traffic will detour off the highway at EB Exit 25, continue straight on Reidville Drive, and reenter I-84 via the EB 25 on ramp at Scott Road.
  • Westbound:
    I-84 traffic will detour off the highway at WB Exit 25, continue straight onto Plank Road, and reenter I-84 via the WB 25 on ramp.

"The purpose of this project is to improve safety, operation and highway capacity on Interstate 84 (I-84) in the City of Waterbury," DOT said. "Currently, the section of I-84 through the project limits experiences heavy traffic congestion due to high traffic volumes, steep topography, lack of roadway capacity, and design deficiencies in ramps and weave areas."

To learn more about the I-84 Waterbury Project, click here.