The 54-hour closure of the Mystic drawbridge will take place March 11 to March 13, 2013.
The bridge closure will begin at 7 a.m., Monday, March 11 and continue until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. During that time, the bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The closure was to allow the installation of a vehicle barrier gate system that will span Route 1 on the Stonington side of the bridge.
Businesses in downtown Mystic will remain open during the closure.
After the bridge re-opens on March 13, 2013, marine traffic in the river will be continue to be restricted until April 15, 2013.
Here is the detour information provided by the state DOT:
Through traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to I-95 along Allyn Street (State Hwy 614) in Groton and Route 27 in Stonington. Local traffic and visitors to Mystic will be able to navigate and park along Route 1. Traffic signs and other devices will be used to warn motorists of the bridge closure and to guide motorists along the detour route.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 3:40 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5 to reflect the new bridge closure dates of March 11 to March 13.