OVERVIEW: Traffic Impacts for Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2021
Over the coming week there will be changes in the commuter impacts due to Downtown Crossing construction. Multiple daytime lane closures and nighttime work with brief, total lane closures will occur.

While there will be no changes to the overall route that drivers travel this week (no new road closures or detours), please note the temporary changes that will occur over the coming week, listed immediately below:

  • Nighttime work (temporary, total lane closures): During overnight work hours (6p.m. to 6 a.m.) between Monday, May 24 and Friday, May 28, all lanes on South Frontage Road, in the vicinity of Orange Street, and all lanes on Orange Street, in the vicinity of South Frontage Road, may briefly close to allow for the installation of new overhead signage for the soon-to-open Orange Street intersection, part of Downtown Crossing Phase 2 work.

  • Daytime work: Up to two concurrent lane closures will occur on South Frontage Road during daytime work hours to accommodate utility work for Downtown Crossing Phase 3.

In addition to the work listed above, various single-lane closures will continue to occur in the construction area. Existing pedestrian detours also remain in place. Please see below for details on lane closures and pedestrian detours.

Throughout the one-week period of Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2021 various lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:

  • Inbound & Outbound Service Drives: single-lanes closures on the roads that provide access to parking under 100 College Street and go on to provide access to the Air Rights Garage
  • State Street at North Frontage Road: singles lanes closures near the intersection of Union Avenue and Water Street
  • South Frontage Road: single and double lane closures may occur on SFR between Temple Street and South Orange Street; brief overnight traffic stoppages for overhead sign installation
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: single lane closures between Church Street and Orange Street

Both day and night work will occur in the Downtown Crossing construction area between Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2021.

  • Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Overnight work hours are weekdays between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Any construction work that may impact traffic flow will not occur during peak commuting hours, between 7 and 9 a.m. or between 3 and 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR NEXT WEEK: Five month Closure of South Frontage Road between College & Church Streets Begins in June
As a reminder, the portion of South Frontage Road between College and Church Streets will be completely closed to accommodate Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction. This closure will begin overnight on Tuesday, June 1st and be fully in place on Wednesday, June 2nd.

Later this week, please be on the lookout for a special Downtown Crossing Construction News reminder about the South Frontage Road closure. This reminder will include information about the official, signed detour that will guide drivers through the area. In addition, the Downtown Crossing team has developed numerous alternate routes to and from Downtown New Haven and the Medical District --designed to provide commuters with efficient travel alternatives even outside of Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction!

Road signage will alert drivers and pedestrians to work areas and lane closures.

Please pay attention to this signage, slow down, and stay safe!