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Traffic Alert: Road Work Closes Lane on Route 15

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says work will continue through Sept. 5 on the stretch of roadway in Orange.

Traffic Alert: Road Work Closes Lane on Route 15
By Gary Jeanfaivre

Here's a heads-up if you travel on Route 15 through Orange:

Road work will result in the closure of a northbound lane between exits 55B and 57 from Wednesday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 5.

According to the  Connecticut Department of Transportation, the right lane will be closed till about 3 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious when traveling through work zones, and to obey posted speed limit signs.

According to the  National Safety Council, more than 100 road construction workers are killed in construction zones each year. "Nearly half of these workers are killed as a result of being struck by motor vehicles," the Council states.

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