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.