The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced today, that the Mystic Drawbridge will close for 54-hours this November.
According to a traffic alert from the Stonington Police Department the drawbridge will close to vehicle, pedestrian, and marine traffic from 7 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2012 until 1 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2012. The closure will allow the installation of a vehicle barrier gate system that will span Route 1 on the Stonington side of the bridge.
During the bridge closure, “…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 and businesses will remain open.
After the bridge re-opens on Nov. 3, 2012 marine traffic in the river will be continue to be restricted until April 15, 2013.