Work forces lane shift, sidewalk closure on Derby-Shelton Bridge

The view looking east towards Debry of construction that has started on the Derby/Shelton bridge, seen from Shelton, Conn. May 12, 2021.

The view looking east towards Debry of construction that has started on the Derby/Shelton bridge, seen from Shelton, Conn. May 12, 2021.

Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

SHELTON — Beginning Aug. 25, traffic lanes will be shifted towards the south side of the Derby-Shelton Bridge, according to an announcement from the state Department of Transportation.

The DOT also announced that the north side sidewalk will be closed to facilitate construction activities associated with the rehabilitation of the bridge.

Both eastbound and westbound travel lanes will be reduced to 11-feet wide. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the structure on the existing southern sidewalk. A row of precast concrete barriers will be installed to delineate the work area

Utility work associated with the project will continue in and around the Main Street, Olivia Street and the 3rd Street triangle.