Delayed Again Due to Weather:
This weekend's planned South Frontage Road Closure

For three weekends, one block of South Frontage Road between York and College Streets is scheduled to be closed to motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. These closures are necessary for public safety as a crane will be in use for work on 100 College Street.

The first weekend closure was originally scheduled to occur this weekend. However, this is again being delayed due to the weather. Therefore, the portion of South Frontage Road between York and College Streets will not close this weekend.

Weather permitting, the new schedule for closures is as follows:

  • Friday, February 11 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14

  • Friday, February 18 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 21

  •  Friday, February 25 at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, February 28

When the closures do happen, a simple detour will direct motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists around the closed portion of South Frontage Road.

Construction News through Friday, February 11, 2022

Air Rights Garage: Temporary Ramp Closure
On Tuesday February 8, and Wednesday February 9, 2022, one of the down ramps in the Air Rights Garage will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow for curbing and lane adjustment work.

During this closure, customers will be able to to exit the Air Rights Garage onto South Frontage Road. Signage will guide drivers through the detour.

No other significant changes to the existing traffic patterns are expected over the next week.

Various single-lane closures will continue to occur to accommodate construction for 101 College Street and Downtown Crossing Phase 2 and are listed in more detail immediately below.

The temporary condition of no right-hand turns onto South Frontage Road from South Orange Street remains in place. A simple detour will guide drivers from State Street and Union Avenue to access South Frontage Road: right onto Columbus Avenue, right onto Church Street, and then right onto South Frontage Road.

This detour will not impact traffic already on South Frontage Road and heading to I91/I95.

The detour will only impact drivers who typically access South Frontage Road from South Orange Street, behind the New Haven police station and the Knights of Columbus printing press/supply building.

This detour will be in place until the new Orange Street intersection (across the former highway corridor) opens, which is anticipated to occur in approximately the next month and a half.

Please see graphics immediately below this text section for detour information.

Through Friday, February 11, 2022 various lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:

  • State Street & Union Avenue at North Frontage Road: single lane closures near the intersection of Water Street.
  • South Frontage Road: the far-left lane closure on SFR between College and Church Streets will be closed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: single lane closures between Church Street and Orange Street.
  • Orange Street between George Street and MLK Boulevard: closed heading south.

Through Friday, February 11, 2022, Downtown Crossing-related work will occur during daytime work hours. 

Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

Road signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area.

Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!