Expect lane shifts, closed ramps and detours on local streets as another stage of the “New Q” bridge, officially known as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge is placed into service.
Southbound traffic will be switched onto the new span beginning Saturday morning, state Department of Transportation officials said. By Monday morning’s rush hour, hopefully, traffic will be travelling on the new bridge.
The northbound section opened a year ago, ahead of schedule. The old bridge, built in 1957, will eventually be torn down.
For detailed information on the weekend detours, and a video simulation of the new bridge, meant to resemble a big game fish breaking out of the water, go to I-95NewHaven.