- Friday, September 26, 2014
Three box culverts have been positioned in the Aspetuck River creating the foundation for the new bridge that will carry Poverty Hollow Road across that watercourse near the Redding town line.
Town Engineer Ronald Bolmer said September 24 that workers are getting ready to pave the span, as well as install guardrailing and do landscaping work nearby.
Mr Bolmer said he hopes that the project is completed “within the next couple of weeks.”
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
The town project to replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge, which crosses over the Aspetuck River near the Redding town line, has encountered some construction delays, resulting in the project probably not meeting its targeted August 15 completion date.
As viewed at the construction site on August 4, one of three segmented box culverts, which will form the bridge’s foundation, had been assembled in place, but much work still needs to be done, making it unlikely that the project will be finished by August 15. Work started on June 9.
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Work is progressing on the town’s project to replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge that crosses the Aspetuck River near the parking lot entrance to Centennial Watershed State Forest.
Town Engineer Ronald Bolmer said this week said that the target date for project completion is August 15. Work started on June 9.
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Starting on Monday, June 9, the town will close the southern section of Poverty Hollow Road to through-traffic for a construction project that will replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge that crosses above the Aspetuck River, just south of the parking lot entrance for Centennial Watershed State Forest.
That parking lot provides access to the 15,300-acre state forest which lies in Newtown, Redding, Easton, and Weston. The parking lot is expected to remain open to forest users during the bridge construction project.