I-95 Delays Update

April 3, 2004
An accident involving a fuel tanker shut down portions of Interstate 95 near Bridgeport, CT, causing the Connecticut Department of Transportation to cancel

An accident involving a fuel tanker shut down portions of Interstate 95 near Bridgeport, CT, causing the Connecticut Department of Transportation to cancel all oversize and overweight permits and limit access until bridge repairs allowed traffic to begin used the highway.

Within days of a major accident and fire that damaged a bridge on Interstate 95 near Bridgeport, CT, crews had portions of the road back in service. At last report, the road was scheduled to be back in limited service by April first.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation cancelled all previously issued permits for oversize and overweight loads and was not accepting new applications or resubmissions of the earlier permits. An estimated 15,000 trucks use the affected highway each day. For current status of the highway repairs and traffic restrictions, access www.ct.gov/dot

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