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03/15/2024 - 2024 Street Sweeping

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Watertown, CT – February 10, 2024

Guernseytown Road will be closed to through traffic between West Road and Crestview Drive starting at 7:00 am on April 15 until 4:00 pm April 19.  House No. 629 Guernseytown Road and below will have access from Route 6.  House No. 641 and above will have access from Platt Road.  A large drainage headwall is planned to be set during this closure between House No. 629 & 641 Guernseytown Road.

Starting on April 22nd Guernseytown Road will be closed during workdays (7:00 am to 4:30 pm) between West Road and Crestview Drive.   During nonwork hours this portion of the road will be a gravel surface so drivers should use caution or seek an alternate route.  Total depth reconstruction starts just northwesterly of the intersection of Crestview Drive and Guernseytown Road.   Residents of Crestview Drive, Wedgewood Drive and Dawn Circle may experience slight delays when the Crestview Drive Guernseytown Road intersection is being reconstructed.   Residents between West Road and Crestview Drive may experience delays during working hours for access.  Access will be on a gravel surface; caution and reduced speeds are advised.


PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Watertown, CT - March 27, 2024

Watertown's Road Paving Program Projects

The Town of Watertown is pleased to announce residents and commuters that reclamation and paving shall start the week of April 8th weather pending.

Over the next few months, the Watertown Road Paving Program will be diligently working on a series of road paving and repair initiatives aimed at improving the safety, accessibility, and overall condition of Watertown's road network. Residents should be aware of working crews and reduce speed on local roads during work. It is highly recommended that residents and commuters who travel these roads seek alternative routes to avoid being delayed if possible. Look for more updates as projects continue.   

Road Paving Program include:

Reclaiming Roads:

Middlebury Rd (Route 6 to Bunker hill Rd)
Fieldwood Dr 
Arcadia Ave
Barbara Ln
Davis St Ext    
Evelyn St
Englewood Ave
Hillcrest Ave (Oakville)

Paving Roads:

Hungerford Ave
Frederick St
Woodlawn Ave

Residents are encouraged to contact the Engineering office at 860-945-5240 with any questions they may have. 


PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Use
Road Maintenance Program – Crack Sealing
March 20, 2024
 
The Town of Watertown Public Works Department would like to announce that various streets will be crack sealed starting April 1st and continue through the month of April dependent on weather.   
Residents should be aware of working crews and reduce speed on local roads during work.
Any questions regarding this program should be addressed to the Public Works Department at (860) 945-5240.


Woolson Street Bridge Project

March 19th, 2024 Update:

Woolson Street Bridge Construction is currently in a Winter Shutdown.  During the winter shutdown the overhead utility companies said they would relocate onto the permanent pole locations.  Eversource has relocated their pole and wires.  Currently the project is waiting for communications to relocate.   The contractor is delaying restarting construction until the middle of May to provide additional time for utility relocation.


Guernseytown Road Project

March 19th, 2024 Update:

Guernseytown Road is currently open to thru traffic.  Additional road closures will be announced for April, May and June in future construction updates.

February 15, 2024 Update:
Guernseytown Road Closed – Local Access Only
Road will be closed on Thursday February 22nd for crane work associated with the tree removal.
Local residents will have access to their respective driveways.

February 9, 2024:
Guernseytown Road is currently being reconstructed utilizing a 100% State Grant.

Work Starting Next Week
Additional drainage work will be placed under Guernseytown Road from Monday February 12th to Wednesday February 14th, 2024.  A portion of the road will be one lane with traffic control officers to alternate the traffic.  You may also seek alternate routes to avoid this area.

Work Starting at the End of February 2024
To enhance the environmental quality of Watertown Streams and Rivers a large Hydrodynamic Separator is scheduled to be installed on this project.   To install this on Guernseytown Road it is anticipated that the road will be closed from Thursday February 29th, 2024, until March 28th, 2024.
All residents will have access to their homes.  The specific location of the road closure is as follows; closed north of West Road at 629 Guernseytown and south of Crestview Dr at 641 Guernseytown Road.  Residents 629 and below will need to go south to get to Route 6 and residents 641 and above will need to utilize Platt Road to get to Route 6. 
It is anticipated that this work will require blasting of ledge rock and a specialized large manhole that will need to be installed with a crane at this location. 

Thank you for your understanding.