From I-95 Interchange 74 Improvements

at Route 161 and Replacement of Bridge No. 00250 East Lyme, CT

** Important Project Notification **

Beginning on August 1, 2023, rock blasting along I-95 will take place Monday through Thursday for a period of 6-8 weeks. As a result, I-95 NB/SB will be closed twice a day between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM for 15 minutes for each blastBlasting will not take place on Fridays.

Unfortunately the exact times of the blasts cannot be predicted as there are many different factors that control the timing. 

These short term 15 minute highway closures are necessary for safety of the traveling public. Please know that every effort will be made to keep the these temporary highway closures to the shortest duration possible.

The northbound detour will direct vehicles off exit 74, onto Route 161, and then onto Route 1 so they can get back on the highway at the exit 75 interchange. The southbound detour will send drivers onto Route 1 at exit 75, to Route 161, and back on at the 74 interchange.

For more information be sure to check the website


It seems everywhere we goes these days there is traffic and/or construction. We all need to allow extra time to reach our destination. If possible, we travel outside of the "bad times". There are many ways to get to our store avoiding the entire I-95 exit 74 interchange.

Don't forget you can always utilize our on-line store (24 hours a day - it never closes) to place an order for delivery right to your door.

If you have any questions you can always call us here at the store (860) 739-7302.