Merritt Parkway Projects


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.


Week of September 26, 2022

Project No. 102-0368
Nightly lane closures on northbound (9:00 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 September 26th, the project team will be performing various activities including median box out for median barrier, installing drainage, installing guiderail in median, installing concrete curb (southbound/northbound), drainage, milling (Phase 1), paving, HMA compact testing, line striping, mowing, mulching and installing plants (southbound/northbound, Phase 1) and partial depth patching.

Week of September 26, 2022

Project No.102-0296 

For the week of September 26th and October 3rd nightly lane closures will occur Northbound 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from Exit 37 to Exit 40A and Southbound 7 pm to 5:00 a.m. from Exit 40A to Exit 37. Closure may occur in the right or left lane.

Project Team will begin full depth roadway reconstruction of Northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway where it passes beneath Comstock Hill Avenue overpass bridge. Crews will sawcut and remove the existing concrete pavement and place new gravel base and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavement. Work will initially begin with the reconstruction of 200 feet of the right lane followed by reconstruction of the left lane. Upon completion of work at Comstock Hill Avenue identical construction operations will follow in sequence at the White Oak Shade and Marvin Ridge Road overpasses.

The Project team will also begin tree clearing operations on the Southbound Parkway to remove trees and brush that will be impacted by roadway improvements. Crews will also continue cleaning the existing storm drainage systems.

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


Recently completed work on this project includes:

  • Mobilization and establishment of Contractor Field Office and Staging Areas at Exit 37 SB infield and Exit 36 NB at Route 106/Talmadge Hill Road.
  • Establish/Check Project survey control
  • Installed Smart Work Zone Message Boards, Cameras, and sensors northbound and southbound
  • 3D scanning of historic bridge ornamental features – Day time

Work in Progress:

  • Treatment of invasive vegetation northbound and southbound
  • Cleaning of existing roadway storm drainage system – Nighttime
  • Clearing of hazardous trees and vegetation – Nighttime

 Anticipated Work:

  • Full depth pavement reconstruction at Bridge Overpasses northbound direction – Nighttime
  • Partial depth pavement repairs northbound- Nighttime