The Connecticut Light and Power Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(860) 947-2000

News Release

Contacts: Frank J. Poirot
Office: 860-665-3409
After Hours Phone: 800-286-2000

Night Detours Planned for Norwalk Intersection

BERLIN, Connecticut, December 4, 2006 — Construction of a new Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) transmission line connecting Norwalk to Stamford will make it necessary to close the intersection of New Canaan Avenue (Route 123) and Riverside Avenue in Norwalk during evening work hours and detour traffic around the site.

The traffic detours will be used only at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for about 45 work days. Full use of the intersection will be restored each morning at the end of the work shift.

Two separate detours will be set up during the construction shifts. They will be:

1. Riverside Avenue will be closed south of the New Canaan Avenue intersection.

As construction work progresses through the New Canaan Avenue/Riverside Avenue intersection, a second detour will replace the previous detour. 2. New Canaan Avenue will be closed east of the Riverside Avenue intersection. See attached detour map. Glenbrook cables detour map 12 06.pdf

Traffic accessing homes and businesses at the south end of Riverside Avenue will have access near the Belden Avenue/Spring Hill Avenue intersection.

Emergency vehicles will have access to business and homes on Riverside Avenue throughout this phase of construction. CL&P representatives are in close contact with first responders.

For more information about the Glenbrook Cables Project and weekly construction updates, please visit the project web site at, or call the project hotline at 1-866-398-2918.

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