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No More Detour: Route 7 Reopens Early After Bridge Work Is Finished

The work is finished on a bridge that carries Route 7 over the Norwalk River in Branchville.
The work is finished on a bridge that carries Route 7 over the Norwalk River in Branchville. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A section of Route 7 in Ridgefield will be closed to thru traffic this weekend. The detour route is shown in green and the road closure is depicted in orange.
A section of Route 7 in Ridgefield will be closed to thru traffic this weekend. The detour route is shown in green and the road closure is depicted in orange. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Ridgefield Police Department

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Route 7 reopened to through traffic Sunday morning — a full day ahead of schedule — as work was completed on a bridge construction project.

The $3.5 million project to replace a bridge on Route 7 on the Ridgefield/Wilton border is now done, after six weekend closures for work.

Route 7 had been scheduled to reopen Monday, Oct. 16,, at 6 a.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

The small bridge carries Route 7 over the Norwalk River in Branchville, just north of Route 102 near the Little Pub and the train station.

The contract for the bridge work was awarded to New England Infrastructure Inc. for $3,489,712 on March 3, 2016. All the work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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