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Ridgewood Road ‘Reclamation’ and Repaving Set to Begin

The Town of West Hartford is completely reconstructing some roads and repaving others. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Motorists will be detoured during the time that the work will be actively taking place.

The Town of West Hartford will be completely reconstructing some roads and repaving others. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The Town of West Hartford will be reclaiming and repaving a portion of Ridgewood Road beginning Aug. 11. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

By Ronni Newton

A repaving project is about to begin on one of West Hartford’s main arteries, and detours will be in place during the hours that the work is being done.

The Town of West Hartford will be repaving Ridgewood Road between the intersection with West Point Terrace and the Interstate-84 ramps.

“This segment of Ridgewood Road is being improved because the asphalt and road based have failed,” said Town Engineer Duane Martin in a news release.

According to the town, the project will begin on Thursday, Aug. 11, and the first phase will involve “reclamation” of the road. That process involves recycling the existing pavement in order to rebuild the roadway. The existing asphalt will be ground up and will become part of the road’s base, Martin said.

The reclamation phase is estimated to take five days, and is dependent on the weather.

Detours – which are detailed in the map below – will be in place throughout the duration, with permitted access only to local traffic. Police officers will be on site. Access to the I-84 ramps will remain open, the town said in the release.

Although access to the road will be permitted before and after work hours, the town cautions motorists that the surface will contain loose stones and dust, and slow speeds are required.

The paving phase will follow the completion of reclamation, and is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 15. Paving should take about three days, the town said, and is dependent on the weather. Detours will remain in place but as with the reclamation phase, the road will be open to local traffic and the I-84 ramps will remain open.

“We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this project causes and we appreciate your patience,” the town said in the release.

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