Wilton Police have announced that road paving work on highly-traveled sections of Wilton’s roads will start today, Thursday, Oct. 15. Work will begin on River Rd. and Horseshoe Rd. in Wilton Center at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:30 pm or later. According to the police spokesman, paving should be completed on Thursday but if not, it will be completed on Friday.

Police are requesting that only local traffic utilize these roads during the paving period and to expect heavy delays throughout the day, especially during rush hour times. Drivers who need to drive in and out of Wilton Center on Thursday are being asked to use the Rte. 33/Ridgefield Rd. (North) entrance to enter and exit Wilton Center.

The actual paving area is the section of River Rd. and Horseshoe Rd. south of the 15 River Rd. business complex (Starbucks) to Wolfpit Rd./Rte. 106.

There will be flaggers and police officers assisting with traffic.

Additional road paving work also will be done on other sections of Rte. 106 from Chestnut Hill Rd. at the intersection of Cedar Rd., to Wolfpit Rd. and the intersection of Belden Hill Rd.. This work will begin on Sunday evening, Oct. 18. The CT-Department of Transportation will begin paving at the Cedar Rd. intersection and head northwest until they finish at the intersection of Belden Hill Rd. (They will not be paving Rt. 7 Danbury Rd.)

The hours that the CT-DOT will be working are 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.. The State DOT expects it will take four nights of paving to complete the project with a tentative completion time of 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Police officers and flaggers will be assisting with traffic.