Plymouth will begin road work at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 72

Published on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:20
Written by Brian M. Johnson


Starting the day after Labor Day, road crews in Plymouth will begin work at the Route 6 and Route 72 intersection installing a new water main.

The water main will connect that intersection to the Bristol town line on Route 6. Depending on the weather, Mayor David Merchant said that the project may take 3 to 4 months.

“We will not be closing the road during the day, but we will have some disruption that you all need to be aware of so you can plan accordingly,” Merchant said.

Route 6 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday. During the nighttime construction, traffic will be detoured coming from Bristol on Route 6, down Bushnell Street to Makara to School Street to Route 72. It will be the reverse of that route for those coming from Bristol on Route 72 wanting to travel to Bristol on Route 6.

“This will cause an inconvenience if you are traveling during these nighttime hours and will cause an inconvenience to the people living on these detour streets,” said Merchant.

Merchant said that, as an alternative, people can go down Clark Street in Bristol and come out on Route 72, which he said may be easier than using the residential roads in the detour.

“This nighttime construction will continue until they reach Kearney Street,” said Merchant. “Once they reach Kearney Street the construction will then be done during the day. The problem then will be another inconvenience; they will have to do alternating traffic because there will be only one lane. This one lane alternating traffic will continue until they reach the Bristol town line. Alternating traffic is sometimes as bad as a detour but again it is making the best of a bad situation. During this phase of the construction, the businesses that are in this area will have a minimal interruption as a result of this construction. There will be Police directing traffic as well as flaggers on the side roads.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:20. Updated: Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:23.