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Watertown, CT – October 6, 2023

Watertown – Guernseytown Road Closures

The Watertown Department of Public Works would like to advise residents of the
following update for the Guernseytown Road Reconstruction.

Starting Monday, October 9th, 2023:

Duration 3 to 4 weeks anticipated.

Contractors will be starting the rock removal portion of the road reconstruction project.  During portions of this activity Guernseytown Road will be closed for periods of time up to 15 minutes.  It is advised to take different routes around the construction activities to avoid delays.   The portion of Guernseytown Road to be closed is approximately from Eastwood Hall Road (Opposite Watertown Country Club) to Crestview Drive.  West Road will also be closed at the intersection of Guernseytown Road.  

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Safety Improvements
Guernseytown Road Reconstruction
State Project L153-003
Local Transportation Capital Improvements Program (LOTCIP)

Construction to Begin

The Town of Watertown is pleased to announce that the Town has signed a $3.6 million construction contract with Guerrera Construction Company, Inc. of Oxford, CT.  For the Safety Improvements of Guernseytown Road Project between Eastwood Hall Road and Crestview Drive.  The project is 100% funded by the State of Connecticut.

The project consists of the realignment of Guernseytown Road and West Street with an improvement for the sightline by constructing a 90-degree realignment of West Street to Guernseytown Road.  Initially the public will see the following:  Survey Mark Out, Construction Signs, Relocation of Overhead Utilities and Tree Removal.

Construction will begin in late August with project completion within 12-15 months. There will be a winter shut down based on the severity of the winter.  Residents and the traveling public are urged to use additional caution during this construction period and seek alternate routes if possible. Guernseytown Road will be reduced to one lane traffic flow during a later phase of the project for residential local access.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Engineering office at 860-945-5240 with any questions they may have.  Project updates will be provided for the multiple stages of the project.