Delayed Due to Weather: This weekend's South Frontage Road Closure

For three weekends, one block of South Frontage Road between York and College Streets is scheduled to be closed to motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. These closures are necessary for public safety as a crane will be in use for work on 100 College Street.

The first weekend closure was originally scheduled to occur this weekend. However, due to the winter storm predicted for this weekend, the closure of South Frontage Road between York and College Streets will not occur this weekend.

Weather permitting, the new schedule for closures is as follows:

  • Friday, February 4 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 7

  • Friday, February 11 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14

  • Friday, February 18 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 21

A simple detour will direct motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists around the closed portion of South Frontage Road.

Detour Route:

  • At the closed portion of South Frontage Road, turn left onto York Street

  • Right onto George Street

  • Right onto College Street

  • Left onto South Frontage Road

On-road signage will guide travelers through the detour route. A map of the detour is included immediately below.

No other significant changes to the existing traffic patterns are expected over the next week. Please see further below for detail on various single-lane closures that may occur over the next week.
South Frontage Road Weekend Closures: Detour Route
Construction News through Friday, January 28, 2022
Other than the weekend closures of one block of South Frontage Road noted above, there will be no changes to the existing traffic pattern through Friday, February 4, 2022.

Various single-lane closures will occur to accommodate construction for 101 College Street and Downtown Crossing Phase 2 and are listed in more detail immediately below.

The temporary condition of no right-hand turns onto South Frontage Road from South Orange Street remains in place. A simple detour will guide drivers from State Street and Union Avenue to access South Frontage Road: right onto Columbus Avenue, right onto Church Street, and then right onto South Frontage Road.

This detour will not impact traffic already on South Frontage Road and heading to I91/I95.

The detour will only impact drivers who typically access South Frontage Road from South Orange Street, behind the New Haven police station and the Knights of Columbus printing press/supply building.

This detour will be in place until the new Orange Street intersection (across the former highway corridor) opens, which is anticipated to occur in approximately the next month and a half.

Please see graphics immediately below this text section for detour information.

Through Friday, February 4, 2022 various lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:

  • State Street & Union Avenue at North Frontage Road: single lane closures near the intersection of Water Street.
  • South Frontage Road: the far-left lane closure on SFR between College and Church Streets will be closed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: single lane closures between Church Street and Orange Street.
  • Orange Street between George Street and MLK Boulevard: closed heading south.

Through Friday, February 4, 2022, Downtown Crossing-related work will occur during daytime work hours. 

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

Road signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area.

Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!
NO Right-Hand Turns onto South Frontage Road
from South Orange Street
Detour: Accessing South Frontage Road at Church Street
Service Drive Shift