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Merritt Parkway Projects

Norwalk, New Canaan, & Westport, Connecticut

The are two projects happening concurrently on the Merritt Parkway.

The Route 15 Safety Improvements Resurfacing, Enhancements and Bridge Improvements Norwalk and Westport
Project No. 102-0368

This project involves the resurfacing of Route 15 in both directions, as well as providing various safety improvements and aesthetic enhancements from Main Avenue (Route 7) in Norwalk to Newtown Turnpike in Westport.

The Route 15 Safety Improvements Resurfacing, Enhancements and Bridge Improvements Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport
Project No. 102-0296

This project extends approximately 3.5 miles south from Exit 40A at Main Avenue in Norwalk to Exit 37 at South Avenue in New Canaan. The Project also extends further south to include repairs needed to the Lapham Road Bridge overpass in New Canaan.

NEWS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Week of November 14, 2022

Project No. 102-0368
Nightly lane closures on northbound (8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) & southbound (7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) between exits 40 and 41.


For the week of November 14th, the project team will be performing various activities including repairing outfall (southbound/northbound), hydroseeding shoulders (southbound/northbound), installing median barrier at West Rocks/East Rocks, back fill curb and install topsoil, install guiderail in median, and saw cutting for catch basin resets (Phase 2).

Week of October 24 & October 31, 2022

Project No.102-0296 

For the week of October 24th and October 31st nightly lane closures will occur Northbound 9 pm to 6 am from Exit 37 to Exit 40A and Southbound 7 pm to 5am from Exit 40A to Exit 37. Closure may occur in the right or left lane.

Marking the start of Stage 2 of construction operations, the Parkway will be milled full width to remove a 2 ¼” layer of old pavement and repaved. Milling and paving will begin in the northbound direction followed by southbound with completion anticipated before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Motorist are advised that while milling and paving operations progress within the right lane, it will be necessary to close an exit or entrance ramp from or to the Parkway while milling and paving is done across the ramps.

Ramps that will be affected include the northbound and southbound off and on at Exit 38 and 40A, the northbound off ramps at Exits 39A, 39B, and the southbound on at Exit 39A and 39B. Only one ramp will be closed at a time. During any ramp closure a signed detour will be in place to guide motorist to the original destination. Message boards will also be in place on the Parkway providing information at least one exit in advance of the closure.


The Project Team will continue full depth roadway reconstruction in the right and left lane of southbound Merritt Parkway where it passes beneath overpasses. Work will occur at Marvin Ridge Road and then White Oak Shade. That work is anticipated to be complete by November 4. Crews will then continue the full depth roadway reconstruction in the right and left lane of northbound Merritt Parkway where it passes beneath the White Oak Shade overpass with completion by November 11.

The Project team will also continue tree clearing operations on the Southbound Parkway from Marvin Ridge Road overpass to the southbound Service Plaza and south avenue overpass.

 Please note that these closures can change at any time based on weather or resources. 

PROJECT PROGRESS: PROJECT NO. 102-0296

Recently completed work on this project includes:

  • Full depth pavement reconstruction southbound at Marvin Ridge Road and Comstock Hill Avenue and northbound at Comstock Hill Ave.
  • Tree Clearing southbound
  • Cleaning of existing drainage northbound and southbound

Work in Progress:

  • Milling and paving northbound White Oak Shade to Exit 40A Main Avenue
  • Full depth pavement reconstruction southbound at Marvin Ridge Road and White Oak Shade overpasses
  • Partial depth pavement repairs southbound/northbound – Nighttime
  • Clearing of hazardous trees and vegetation southbound – Nighttime
  • Removal of invasive vegetation northbound and southbound

Anticipated Work:

  • Milling and paving southbound Exit 40A Main Avenue to Exit 37 South Avenue
  • Milling and paving northbound Exit 37 at South Avenue to White Oak Shade overpass

This Project is currently scheduled for completion on October 31, 2024. 

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