Weekend closure of route 34 scheduled for Sept. 9-12

Motorist advisory

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of Route 34 in the city of Derby. The weekend closure will occur Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 p.m. through Monday Sept. 12 at 5 a.m. Motorists are strongly urged to seek alternative routes during the closure.


A detour will be in place utilizing Route 115 (Derby Avenue), Division Street in Ansonia to cross the Naugatuck River, Pershing Drive and Route 8.  Detour signs will be posted and Derby and Ansonia Police will assist with traffic control.  One lane will be provided for emergency vehicles and pedestrians only during the closures. 

DOT Project No. 0036-0182 was awarded to Baier Construction Co. of Bloomfield, Connecticut at a cost of $8,865,000.50 on March 14, 2014, and is scheduled to be completed in November 2016.

If necessary, due to inclement weather, the closure period may be postponed to the following weekend.