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Watertown, CT - September 27, 2023

The Watertown Department of Public Works would like to advise residents of the following update for the Replacement of Bridge No. 04409, Woolson Street Bridge over Steele Brook.

Tuesday, October 4th 2023:

Contractors will be on-site around 7:00 a.m. to set up a large 400 400-ton crane.  This operation will consist of the crane being set up at the bridge site and eight (8) trucks and trailers backing down Northfield Road from Fern Hill Road and Northfield Road intersection.  There will likely be some precast bridge pieces set that day.  The road will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. until Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Three police officers with cruisers have been scheduled for both days.  Local residents, school buses and emergency vehicles will have access for the duration of the project.

Wednesday, October 5th 2023:

Hoist the remaining precast bridge pieces and demobilize crane.  These activities will take all day.  The road will be closed to through traffic until around 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 

Eversource Gas has started the reconnection of the natural gas main across the Woolson Street bridge project. 
Work associated with the gas line is expecting to occur daily, including this weekend, possibly on Saturday and Sunday.  With an anticipated completion date of the gas line on/or about November 22, 2023.  The reconnection of this portion of gas line will provide better capacity and redundancy for gas customers in this area for the winter heating season.  Additional updates will be provided as we close in on the completion of the Woolson bridge.