Taft Pond Road in Pomfret Closed to Through Traffic March 12.
The Taft Pond Road in Pomfret will be closed to through traffic Friday, March 12, for an undetermined period of time. The State DOT has determined that the bridge must be closed due to deterioration of the substructure. The Town of Pomfret is aggressively pursuing remediation to minimize closure time and a contractor is expected to be on site within a month. The bridge (No. 05664) is approximately 1 mile north of Route 97 and has been closed to one lane and limited to 3 tons in recent months. Crossing the Mashamoquet Brook, the bridge is just 25’ long and was last rebuilt in 1993. Please contact First Selectman Maureen Nicholson at 860-974-0191 with questions or concerns.