Bridge Projects

Press Release


Project 0029-0104 

Old Creamery Road and Sandy Brook Road Bridge Preservation / Replacement

Town of Colebrook

Colebrook First Selectman Christopher Johnstone, announced today that construction on Project number 29-104 will begin on April 1, 2023. The project was awarded to NJR Construction, LLC, of Torrington, on March 8, 2023. The project involves the total replacement of Bridge No. 05141, Sandy Brook Rd. over Sandy Brook, and the preservation of Bridge No. 05146, Old Creamery Rd. over the Still River.

With a contract duration of 217 days, and a construction start date of April 1st, 2023, an estimated completion date of November 4th, 2023, is anticipated.  By contract, Sandy Brook Road can be closed for the entire 217 days.   Construction will begin on April 1st, 2023.   This will require the bridge to be closed and traffic will have to detour around the construction site.  The major detour routes for this project will be accomplished by using Deer Hill Road, Smith Hill and Colebrook Road (Route 183).  Minor construction activities have already begun with the placement of new utility poles and signage. 

The Old Creamery Road preservation project is expected to take 120 construction days and by contract the bridge can be closed for 120 consecutive days.  At this point it is anticipated to allow alternating one way traffic.  If it is necessary to close the bridge to traffic, a notice will be posted 14 days prior to the closing.  Both construction sites will be posted with clearly marked detour signs.

Project number 029003

Pinney Street Bridge

First Selectman Christopher Johnstone has also announced that a legal notice with an invitation to bid on the Pinney Street Bridge has been advertised in the Waterbury Republican and posted on the Town of Colebrook web site.    The timeline for the submission of bids is March 29th, 2023.  Hopefully the project can be awarded quickly with construction of the bridge beginning later in the spring.

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