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Work on State Roads in Trumbull to Continue for a 'Few Weeks'

Construction is everywhere in Trumbull right now, but the state DOT is altering its plans to suit the opening day of school Aug. 27.

Call it the summer of construction.

Adding to delays caused by near-daily , the state on Tuesday began repaving Daniels Farm Road up to the highway entrance, causing backups of as long as 20 minutes.

"The work will continue for the next few weeks," First Selectman Tim Herbst said, and pointed to the DOT's Website for further details.

A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation could not be reached for comment.

Complicating matters is that Trumbull schools are scheduled to open Aug. 27. Daniels Farm Road is home to , and .

But there is hope on the horizon, Schools Supt. Ralph Iassogna announced Tuesday nght.

He said he had heard as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the DOT is moving construction away from the schools to minimize traffic delays.

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Also on Tuesday, in a recorded message to Trumbull residents, Herbst said the road work will include parts of Daniels Farm Road, Church Hill Road and White Plains Road, which all meet in Trumbull Center.

Meanwhile, Huntington Turnpike milling will begin Aug. 24 and paving is scheduled to start Aug. 28 to finish Aug. 31, according to the Trumbull town Website. Updates will also be posted there.

"The town will endeavor to keep delays to a minimum," Herbst said. Still, he urged residents to find alternate routes. Shelton Road and Booth Hill Road are also scheduled for repaving in the fall, he added.

Nearby, sewer work in north Nichols also continues in the Dogwood Lake area.

"Once the dewatering system is in place and effective, probably 45 to 90 days [to completion]. After that, final drainage repairs, punch list items, and pavement will ensue," said Public Works Director John Marsilio. "Roads where sewer lines were installed this year will probably have to winter over before final restoration occurs. Easements and cross-country restoration will begin soon and take more than one growing season."

The Route 25 work is scheduled to wrap up in September 2013. Once completed, the highway shouldn't need maintenance for about 30 years, according to the DOT. The road has not been maintained since its construction about 40 years ago.

DS August 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Speaking of Rt 25, who was responsible for the White Plains Rd enternance ramp work (repaving)? They repaved the ramp and left the old island.. it looks horrible ! What a joke. Im glad our taxes (TARP) are being wasted
Steven Castro August 22, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Why is it necessary for Mr. Herbst to leave these telephone messages? This paid political message...
Aaron Leo (Editor) August 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I was hoping the DOT would tell Trumbull about the work since it's the one paving the road.
JR August 22, 2012 at 03:09 PM
The message was over before my answering service announcement finished.
DS August 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Waste of taxpayer $$
Mary C Ryan August 25, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I was Glad he did we live of Church Hill Rd. and we are taking different roads back to our house,and for my family they just call and we can tell them which the best way to go home,They just have to move there schedule around It needed to be done Mary Ryan
CHUCK BROWN September 20, 2012 at 10:12 AM
CAN THE STATE OF CT FIX THE DANIELS FARM ROAD SPEED BUMPS ON BOTH SIDES OF 25 OVER PASS? EACH END SUCKS AT THE BRIDGE JOINTS

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