Revised: There was a broken link in the email that went out this morning,
it is corrected in this email.
South Frontage Road between College & Church Streets to be CLOSED from June 1-November 2021
Beginning on the evening of June 1, 2021 and lasting until November of this year, South Frontage Road will be closed between College and Church Streets to safely accommodate Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction. The Downtown Crossing team has developed plans to reduce impacts to commuters, to the extent possible, during construction.
South Frontage Road is a major outbound route from Downtown New Haven & the Medical District to I91/I95. As such, the closure of South Frontage Road between College and Church Streets will mostly impact outbound traffic from Downtown New Haven & the Medical District to I91/I95.
- Detour routes around the South Frontage Road closure will be marked with on-street signage to guide drivers through the detour. Please pay attention to the signage, slow down, and stay safe!
The Service Drives to and from I91/I95 to the Air Rights Garage and to the parking garage under 100 College Street will not be impacted by the closure of South Frontage Road between College and Church Streets. Air Rights Garage and 100 College Street parking garage exits that do not lead to the Service Drives may be impacted by the South Frontage Road closure.
Please see below for more information!
Why is South Frontage Road between College and Church Streets closing from June until November 2021?
This portion of South Frontage Road (SFR) is being closed to accommodate Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction, which is preparing the area for a future bridge that will reconnect Temple Street to Congress Avenue. The SFR closure is needed to safely raise the height of the road by approximately eight feet to meet the grade of the future bridge.
When completed, the bridge connecting Temple Street to Congress Avenue will reconnect Downtown New Haven & the medical district to the Hill neighborhood for pedestrians, bicyclists, and slower speed motor vehicle traffic.
The portion of SFR between College and Church Streets will be closed from June 1, 2021 until approximately November 2021.
How will I get around?
An official detour route has been established for drivers. On-street signage will guide drivers through the detour route. Please pay attention to this signage, slow down, and stay safe!
Alternate routes have been developed to provide commuters with additional options, outside of the signed detour route, to access I91/I95. There are many routes to and from Downtown New Haven and the Medical District that are underutilized and may provide efficient alternatives to commuters -- even outside of Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction!
Alternate route information can be found on the Downtown Crossing New Haven website under South Frontage Road Closure Information tab and will also be shared in hardcopy at large parking locations throughout the construction corridor.
How were the alternate routes developed?
The Downtown Crossing team selected over 15 large parking garages and parking lots that serve thousands of vehicles in the construction area. The team then developed alternate routes from these parking locations to I91 & I95 to provide commuters with travel options, in addition to the signed detour route, that may reduce travel delays. The alternate routes, along with the official, signed detour route, are intended to alleviate traffic congestion and commuter delays during the SFR closure for Downtown Crossing Phase 3 construction.
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