Route 5/15 Bridge over Main Street Demolition Work from week of July 6

Posted on June 25, 2025

Beginning the week of July 6, and for approximately one month, there will be nighttime demolition on the Route 5/15 Bridge over Main Street in East Hartford. This work is necessary for the widening of Route 5/15 northbound, as part of the I-91 Charter Oak Bridge Project. The bridge demolition work will require the closure Main Street at night, with detours in place, as appropriate, and may take place Monday, through Friday nights, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. No work will be performed on Saturday or Sunday nights. The weekly schedule of anticipated work will be posted on our website.
Main Street Bridge in East Hartford with parapet removed, 7/8/2020

Please be aware that construction noise will be unavoidable for this operation, and we appreciate your patience during this time. Please use caution when traveling through the construction sites, and follow the detour signs. 

Below is an aerial view, indicating the bridge for demolition.
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Main Street Northbound Detour Route:
From Main Street, heading north; left onto the Route 5/15 NB and I-84 EB on-ramp
Take Exit 91, Silver Lane
Left onto Silver Lane (to Main Street) 
Main Street NB detour plan

Main Street Southbound Detour Route:
  • From Main Street/Silver Lane/East River Drive Extension intersection, head west on East River Drive
  • Left onto Route 2 East
  • Take Exit 5 – Riverside Drive – Willow Street
  • Stay in left lane onto Willow Street 
  • Straight to Main Street
Main Street SB detour plan