Friday, May 24, 2024

Sign Replacement for Route 8


by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

The Department of Transportation has announced it will begin the process of replacing signs and sign supports along Route 8 later this year.

Please see the below release from the department for additional details on the project:

“The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest Federal and State standards and guidelines.  The types of signs that will be replaced along the section of Route 8 in Waterbury and Watertown include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs such as Exit Gore signs, Speed Limit signs, Merge signs, and Route Confirmation signs.  The types of signs that will be replaced in Bridgeport, Shelton, Derby and Naugatuck are large overhead Guide signs.

The existing signs and supports have exceeded their useful service life and are in need of replacement.  The scope of the project involves the replacement of only those signs that have exceeded their useful service life, have less than adequate retro-reflectivity, have evidence of damage, or are no longer in compliance with Federal and State standards and guidelines.

The design plans for the project are expected to be completed in the spring of 2022 with construction commencing in the winter of 2022.”

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at the Capitol at 800-842-8267 or email me at


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