Workers for A.M. Rizzo Electrical Contractors Electrical Construction removed old lighting poles on I-84 in the center meridian between Harper’s Ferry and Meadow Street in Waterbury.
The work is part of the widening and straightening project now underway from exit 23 to exit 25a in Waterbury.
The Rizzo workers will be removing and replacing highway lights, ramp lights, and lights at the intersections where the ramps meet the city roads. The job runs from the Hamilton Avenue exit to the Austin Road exit, east of downtown Waterbury.
The Rizzo workers will install highway lights, ramp lights, and lights at the intersections where the ramps meet the city roads. The job runs from the Hamilton Avenue exit to the Austin Road exit, east of downtown Waterbury.
The project will include work on ramps, roads and intersections including those on Hamilton Avenue, Harpers Ferry Road, Scott Road, Plank Road, Reidville Drive, Plank Road East and East Main Street, according to the state Department of Transportation’s website devoted to the project. The project also includes an extra travel lane in both directions of I-84 for 2.7 miles.
The I-84 job is a joint venture between Empire Paving and Yonkers Construction and their subcontractors, including Rizzo. The project started in April and is scheduled for completion in five years, roughly April 2020. Rizzo has a $7 million subcontract, a fraction of the $298 million job.