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Road closures and detours begin Monday for major Avon Road Project

City of Avon

AVON, CT – A summer of traffic jams and detours began Monday as a major portion of the $5.5 million Avon Old Farms Road Phase I project got under way.

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City officials said the affected road is Scoville Road, but the work is part of the Old Farms Road Project.

As a result, the portion of Scoville from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail to the intersection of Scoville and Old Farms Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday, June 17 to August 9.

The closure will be in effect daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m

City officials said Scoville Road west of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail will remain open, as will all of Old Farms Road during this closure.

Voters on December 14, 2022, approved a $5.5 million appropriation for the first phase of the Old Farms Road Reconfiguration Project.

This will widen and shift portions of the heavily traveled road and is likely to improve safety and reduce accidents.

Work on that phase has already started and is expected to be completed by December 2025.

More closures/diversions later

Following the reopening of Scoville Road, the portion of Old Farms Road from the intersection of Old Farms and Scoville Road to the intersection of Old Farms and Thompson Road will be closed to through traffic.

The dates this closure applies to are August 12 to October 11, with a closing time of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The remaining portions of Old Farms Road from the intersection with Scoville Road to the north and from the intersection of Old Farms and Thompson Roads to Route 10 will remain open to traffic during this time.

As Phase I of the project nears completion, city and state officials are also planning a second phase.

Phase II – also called the “East/West Section” – is in the planning stages and would require an additional voter-approved appropriation.

The second phase of this project includes additional realignments of Old Farms Road and the replacement of two bridges to widen lanes and improve safety.

No price tag has yet been set for Phase II.

Click here to see maps illustrating closures and expected detours. Signage will also be installed to give traffic advance notice of the closures and indicate recommended detours.