Staples High School Senior Prom-goers have already been warned. Now you are too:
Stay away from Stamford on I-95 this weekend, and next.
Replacement of the Post Road bridge over Exit 9 will cause chaos for motorists on that heavily trafficked highway. It will affect all of downtown Stamford, and probably the Merritt Parkway as well.
The project begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Exit 9. All traffic will be rerouted through local streets. I-95 is expected to be reopened by 5 a.m. Monday, June 3rd. The same schedule is in effect Friday, June 7 through Monday, June 10.
Staples’ prom is affected because it’s at the Stamford Marriott. Many students take party buses and stretch limos to and from the event — vehicles that are not allowed on the Merritt — so transportation could be a major headache.
It will be tough for everyone traveling in Fairfield County that weekend too. But a bridge replacement is a lot better than the Mianus collapse in 1983.
(Hat tip: Bob Mitchell)