During the first week of February, Eversource is scheduled to perform tree work along Salem Road in Lyme. Residents should expect to encounter delays and use caution when traveling through this area.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the East Haddam Swing Bridge on Route 82 will be completely closed to vehicular traffic overnight from Wednesday, Jan. 4, to Friday, Jan. 20. The bridge will close each night at 7:00 p.m. and reopen the following morning at 6:00 a.m. Complete information can be found on the East Haddam Swing Bridge Project website.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation provides a weekly update on the anticipated construction activities that will take place during the rehabilitation of the East Haddam Swing Bridge – including traffic impacts such as lane closures and bridge openings. The updates can be found on the East Haddam Swing Bridge Project website and Facebook page.
On Monday, Nov. 28, in the “New London Day,” and on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the “Hartford Courant,” the Town of Lyme published an invitation to bid on the replacement of the bridge on Birch Mill Road. To read the invitation to bid, click here.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Blood Street will be closed to through traffic while Eversource removes several large, dead trees that pose a hazard to power lines and the road.
The road will be closed between Pond Hill Road and 155 Blood Street. Residents who live within that area have been informed of the closure. People who live in between the closures can get out, but it may take time for the tree company to move their trucks.
The trash collector and the bus company are both aware of the closure.
The Board of Selectmen thanks everyone in advance for their patience while the Town oversees the improvement of road safety on this street.
The Marvin Cemetery wall reconstruction that was scheduled to take place earlier this month had to be postponed due to a lack of available flaggers. The reconstruction will now begin on Monday, Oct. 3, and take approximately two to three weeks to complete. The reconstruction will reduce traffic down to one lane along Route 156 as it passes the cemetery. Please bear with the road restrictions while the improvements are being made and use caution while traveling through this area.
The chip sealing that was originally planned to take place this year on multiple Town roads has been postponed until next year, due to supply-chain problems experienced by the State. When rescheduled next year, the roads that will be targeted for chip sealing include:
- Brockway’s Ferry Road
- Burr Road
- Clark Road
- Cove Road
- Day Hill Road
- Elys Ferry Road
- Honey Hill Road
- Mitchell Hill Road
- Oakland Avenue
- Park Side Drive
- Selden Road
- Tinker Lane
- Town Woods Road
For those traveling on Mitchell Hill Road, please be advised that in the area of 64 Mitchell Hill Road, a tree has uprooted, causing an abrupt edge. Cones have been placed near the area. The road remains passable, but please use caution while traveling through this area.
On Monday, Sep. 12, the Town will begin reconstruction of the Marvin Cemetery wall to prevent it from falling onto the highway. On weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, Sep. 13, the wall reconstruction will reduce traffic down to one lane along Route 156 as its passes the cemetery, for two to three weeks. Please bear with the road restrictions while these improvements are being made and use caution while traveling through this area.
Effective as of today (Friday, Aug. 26), the Route 82 closure at Strongs Brook is open to traffic. Daily alternating patterns with police and/or flaggers may be in effect for the next month or so, but the road is open.