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 August 15, 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.

Project team will be performing various activities including the installation process for sidewalk form and pour, installation of concrete curbing and waterproof membrane, soil testing, median box out for curbs and gutters and installation process and preparation for paving.



Week of August 15, 2022

Project No.102-0296 

Nightly right lane closure on northbound (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) between exits 37 and 39A.

Project team will begin clearing operations to remove trees and brush that will be impacted by roadway improvements. Work will begin in the Northbound Parkway direction starting at the New Canaan Service Plaza and progress north toward Norwalk. The right lane will be closed to allow heavy forestry equipment to safely cut and lower trees. Chainsaws and wood grinding equipment will be used. Crews will also begin 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