The State DOT project to replace the culvert over Silver Brook, which flows under Rt1 near Chips Restaurant, and to add a fifth lane on Rt1 between Racebrook Road and Lambert Road will finally begin this Wednesday, July 29.
The first stage of the construction will encompass replacing the culvert under the 2 eastbound lanes on Rt1 and doing other drainage work along the road. This stage of work is expected to run through the spring of 2021.
The second stage of construction will encompass replacing the culvert under the 2 westbound lanes on Rt1 and finishing up the road work. The whole project is expected to be completed by December 2021.
During construction, there will only be one lane of traffic on Rt1 in each direction between Racebrook Road and Lambert Road with a third “suicide” lane in the center to help keep traffic flowing.
Please be patient and expect delays as motorists get used to the new traffic pattern. Alternate routes are always an option to circumvent the area.