Construction of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on I-95 southbound in New London, Conn., will begin this week.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation says work on the southbound side of the bridge is expected to finish by November of 2018. Long-term lane shifts and closures will be expected while construction is in place.
During the initial stage of construction, traffic will be shifted to the right side of the bridge. The work zone will be lined with temporary concrete barriers. All entrance and exit ramps will remain open.
The project includes steel repairs, concrete deck patching, removal and replacement of expansion joints, illumination upgrades, and repaving the bridge.
The larger part of construction to repair the northbound side of the bridge is set to start in the spring of 2018.