The good news: The state Department of Transportation is “rehabilitating” 5 miles of the Merritt Parkway — in each direction — in Westport and Fairfield. That means “upgrades” to pavements, guardrails, drainage and “historic concrete.”
Semi-good news: The work will be done “largely” at night. Lane closures will be limited to between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Really bad news: The project will last until August.
No, not this August. Or even next.
August of 2019. A mere 28 months from now.
And that’s just the “expected” completion date.
One final fun fact: The $56.7 million project is being handled by Manafort Brothers, Inc.