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Exit 11 Reconfiguration Update: Approaching The One-Year Mark



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The Exit 11 reconfiguration project is nearly one year into production.

The work is creating intersection improvements along Wasserman Way (State Route 490) at the interstate ramps, Berkshire Road (State Route 34) at Wasserman, and Berkshire at Toddy Hill Road. The off-ramp from I-84 also is being reconfigured to accommodate an additional turn lane and realigned to normalize the intersection with Wasserman Way, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) documents.

A traffic shift recently to the southern curb line near the Berkshire-Wasserman intersection is allowing for work on two retaining walls on the northern side of Berkshire Road, according to CT DOT.

Additionally, traffic has been shifted onto a new temporary Exit 11 on-ramp. The temporary ramp’s location is adjacent to the existing one, which was closed to allow for permanent reconstruction.

Anticipated work for this past week included partial reconstruction of the intersection of Berkshire Road at Wasserman Way, reconstruction of the Exit 11 on-ramp, and continued installation of piles for the new wall along Berkshire Road.

Motorists should note that the on- and off-ramps of Exit 11 will be closed the weekend of October 28-30, according to recent announcements from CT DOT.

The $25.1 million project was awarded in September 2021 to A.M. Rizzo. Work began in mid-October and is expected to take roughly 2½ years, until May 2024, to complete.

The project is administered by the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction, District 4 in Thomaston.


Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at shannon@thebee.com.

Two vehicles wait to turn left from the Exit 11 off-ramp onto Wasserman Way, as a pickup truck begins traveling on the on-ramp. Part of a massive realignment project that also includes sections of Berkshire Road and Toddy Hill Road, the ramps will be closed for at least one weekend in October. —Bee Photos, Hicks
Traffic travels through temporary lanes marked with cones on Wasserman Way on September 20. The Exit 11 reconfiguration project is nearly one year into its expected 2½ years of work.
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