Bridge Delivery in Waterbury Causes Closure to Three Busy Streets
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary just sent out a press release to warn the residents in the Brooklyn/South End/Downtown part of town about a bridge beam delivery that will close parts of three city streets for a couple of days.
According to the press release, East and West Liberty Streets and Bank Street will all be subject to closure, and residents who normally park their vehicles along those streets must move them, or they'll face getting towed to facilitate this massive project.
Waterbury is currently in the process of reconstructing the East Liberty Street Bridge which goes across the span of the Mad River in town. To complete this project, multiple 91.5 foot steel beams are going to be trucked into the city, weather permitting, starting Monday, March 1, 2021.
The beams are going to be left in the Home Depot/Pet Smart parking lot, but in order to get these huge beams in there, the city is asking for a favor from residents. All residential, commercial, and business vehicles who normally park curbside on Bank, East, and West Liberty Streets are being asked to relocate to other sites by 7 AM on Monday, March 1 or your vehicle will be towed by order of the Waterbury Police Department. All vehicles can return to on-street parking on Bank, East and West Liberty Streets no sooner than 7 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
The Waterbury PD is already in the process of posting No Parking signs, as they will attempt to completely clear the streets of all the snow from the recent storms. This will add much needed wiggle room for the huge tractor trailers to get the massive steel beams into the parking lot. Please plan accordingly.