Senator Needleman Announces Tree Removal Causing Detours in Essex Wednesday

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) announced that the Department of Transportation will conduct a tree removal operation along Essex’s Westbrook Road, also known as Service Route 604, between Main Street and Route 153 on Wednesday, July 24. This work will require a road closure and detour in Essex on that day.

The tree removal project, which has a rain date of Thursday, July 25, will be implemented roughly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southbound motorists will be directed onto Route 154 to proceed to Route 153; northbound motorists will do the opposite. Traffic control personnel, message boards and signing patterns will advertise the detour to passing motorists. Weather delays or modifications to the project could create an extension to the work in question. Motorists are asked to drive safely while passing the location.