Route 7 to close this weekend

The planned weekend-long closing of Route 7 for bridge repairs in Branchville is scheduled to go from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

The bridge work will send tens of thousands of cars through town this weekend — right down Main Street, via Route 102 and Route 35.

It will be the fifth of six highway closings planned to allow repair of the bridge that carries Route 7 over the Norwalk River just north of Branchville.