Detours are in place as Ridgewood Road in West Hartford is being regraded and repaved from Tunxis Road to West Point Terrace.
By Ronni Newton
A repaving project began this week that will keep a section of one of West Hartford’s main roads closed to all but local traffic for the next several weeks.
According to Public Works Director John Phillips, the work on Ridgewood Road, from Tunxis Road south to West Point Terrace, will take about two weeks. If the weather cooperates the road work will be finished by Aug. 4, he said.
Detours are in place directing traffic to use South Main Street, or Tunxis Road to Wood Pond Road, as alternatives to Ridgewood Road.
“DPW strongly recommends that pass through traffic obey the detour,” Phillips said. “Unnecessary traffic will cause problems with the regrading and shaping of the road’s base. This could affect the quality of the finished product.”
Residents of the portion of Ridgewood that is impacted are urged to drive slowly and carefully on the reclaimed surface.
The work will including replacement of catch basins as needed, removal and replacement of curbing and driveway aprons, reclaiming and reprocessing the asphalt and road base material, and reshaping the roadway before the final paving is completed.
“Public Works is working with the town’s Engineering Department and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We feel the public will be very pleased with an improvements being made to Ridgewood Road,” said Phillips.
Last summer the portion of Ridgewood Road south from West Point Terrace to the I-84 ramps was redone, and this work is a continuation of that project.
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