The Elliot Street/Central Ave Bridge connecting Newton and Needham will be reopen to vehicular traffic beginning this Sunday morning Dec. 11. The south sidewalk will also be opened. The north sidewalk will take longer to complete.

However, next week, Monday through Friday (Dec.12-16) the contractor will be working on completing the sidewalk installation work. In order to do this, they will need to close the sidewalk and close one lane of traffic, so his equipment can fit on the bridge.

So, next week only (Dec. 12-16) the bridge will be open to two lanes of traffic until 9:30 a.m. and then workers will close one lane and maintain one lane of traffic (staggered in each direction with assistance from police details) until 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. there will be a celebration marking this re-connection of Newton and Needham.