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

For a total of 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 closure occurred last weekend. The second closure was to occur this weekend but is being delayed due to the weather. The crane cannot be safely operated with the high winds that are predicted this weekend. Therefore, the portion of South Frontage Road between York and College Streets will not close this weekend.

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

  •  Friday, February 25 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 28

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

When the closures do happen, a simple detour will direct motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists around the closed portion of South Frontage Road.

Construction News through February 25, 2022

The Service Drives traffic shift that occurred on Tuesday, February 15 will remain in place until mid-2023. Please see "Reminder: Service Drives Traffic Shift" below this section to learn more.

No other significant changes to the existing traffic patterns are expected over the next week.

Various single-lane closures will occur to accommodate construction of 101 College Street and Downtown Crossing Phase 2 and are listed in more detail 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 25, 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 25, 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!

Reminder: Service Drives Traffic Shift

On Tuesday, February 15th a significant change occurred on the Service Drives that provide access between Interstates 91 & 95 and the Air Rights & 100 College Street parking garages.

The North Service Drive is closed to safely accommodate construction of 101 College Street. Instead, the South Service Drive is open and providing access between Interstates 91 & 95 and the Air Rights & 100 College Street parking garages.

The South Service Drive is two-way, with one-lane for outbound traffic and one-lane for inbound traffic. This traffic pattern will remain in place until June 2023.

Signage will guide drivers through the new routes along the Service Drives and in the 100 College Street parking garage.

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

Please see immediately below for a graphic that depicts the Service Drive shifts.