Not again! Eversource utility work causes traffic on Route 35

No, it's not what you think.

Bridge work hasn't returned to Route 35 but familiar lines of traffic were forming at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the much-maligned site where a state contractor worked for more than two years to complete repairs.

Local utility work from Eversource was the cause of traffic Tuesday morning on Route 35 (Danbury Road), near the rec center entrance.

"Yes, we have a crew at that location right now. They are working as quickly and safely as they can on the relocation of the electric lines now that the bridge installation has been completed," said Eversource spokesperson Mitch Gross.

Ryan Wodjenski of the state's Department of Transportation said the contractor responsible for the Route 35 bridge work, Baier Construction, was on site as recently at July 5 to clean out some drainage but none of that work caused traffic delays.

"Other than that I have not been contacted about any activity on our job," he told The Press Tuesday morning.

The project concluded earlier this year after a lengthy construction period that featured lines of one-way alternating traffic.

"Eversource’s subcontractor [said] depending on how bad the storms are they intend on being down there the rest of the week," Wodjenski said. "If they get called out on storm duty I am not sure when they will return."