Weather Delays Fairfield's Cornell Road Bridge Repairs

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Detours around Cornell Road in Fairfield will stay in place until late April at the earliest. Photo Credit: Greg Canuel

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – About 90 percent of the restoration work is done, but the Cornell Road Bridge will be closed until the spring thaw, Fairfield officials say.

Cornell Road has been closed to cars and pedestrians since October while crews replace the bridge. Town officials originally expected the road to reopen in December or early January.

The First Selectman’s office said in a news release Monday that all but the bridge membrane, stone facing, guide-rail connection and final pavement on the bridge are finished.

But because the remaining work cannot be done in severely cold weather, the town cannot resume work until late March or early April.

The Public Works Department now expects Cornell Road to reopen to cars and pedestrians in late April or early May. Until then, detours to Montauk Street and Villa Avenue are still in effect.

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