A stretch of Route 8 both north and southbound is closed in Litchfield and Harwinton so crews can work on scheduled bridge repairs.
The highway will remain closed until 8 a.m. so that the expansion joints on the bridge can be repaired, according to the Department of Transportation.
The closure was a scheduled job and not an emergency repair. Officials expected the work to take about 11 hours and closed the highway down Saturday night at 9 p.m.
Traffic was being detoured off Route 8 northbound at exit 38 and Route 8 southbound at exit 42. Traffic will be detoured onto Routes 242 and 118 and then back on to Route 8. In addition, exits 39, 40, and 41 will be closed on the northbound side during the construction.
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