On a weekend when the City of Hartford hopes to attract over 20,000 people to Downtown with its Discover Hartford Parks Tour, Envisionfest, and Pipes in the Valley, Broad Street will be closed between Farmington Avenue and Capitol Avenue. A bulletin from CTfastrak says that access to the I-84 on-ramp on Broad Street will be maintained for vehicles approaching from Farmington Avenue.
The detour, as depicted on a map provided by the Department of Transportation, sends motorists all the way to Sigourney Street, rather than have them use Flower Street, which would save time and fuel.There is no indication from the DOT that Flower Street will be impeded by the construction, which is due to close Broad Street from 9p.m. this Friday until 5a.m. on Monday.
This closure is intended to “expedite the replacement of the Broad Street Bridge.”