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I-95 North reopens in Norwalk, Connecticut. How long will the southbound lanes remain closed?

Update 5.5.24: All tracks reopened Sunday on I-95 in Norwalk, Connecticut

NORWALK, Conn. – The northbound lanes of I-95 subsequently reopened in Norwalk, Connecticut Emergency services destroyed the bridge that was damaged Tank truck fire on Thursday.

When will I-95 reopen to traffic in Norwalk?

The northbound lanes of I-95 reopened to vehicles Saturday around 8 p.m.

I-95 southbound remains closed to all traffic at Exit 15. Officials say the southbound lanes sustained more damage from Thursday's crash and will remain closed all day Sunday so crews can mill and repave them.

In a statement, the governor and CTDOT officials said the goal is to fully reopen the entire highway in both directions by Monday morning.

A live video stream of the cleanup and repair progress is available online.

Travelers are advised to use I-84 as an alternate route. Drivers can find traffic alerts and road updates at CTroads.org.

What happened on I-95 in Norwalk?

Thursday morning, A tanker truck crashed under the Fairfield Avenue overpass and burst into flames just past exit 15 south on I-95. Nobody was seriously injured.

Officials said the overpass had to be demolished because of the severity of the damage.

The bridge demolition began at 3 a.m. Friday and was completed on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The emergency services then removed debris and began the necessary repair work on the highway.

State officials estimate the cost to repair and reopen the highway could exceed $20 million and Fairfield Avenue will be closed for at least a year until the overpass can be replaced.

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