The state Department of Transportation has pushed back their competition date of emergency roadwork in the New Fairfield and Sherman area. The DOT's latest estimate on the reopening of Route 37 is next Friday at 5pm, a week later than originally anticipated. road repairs were needed as the result of washout conditions threatening the road’s structure and strength. The repairs started were slated to only take two weeks, but there were rain and other delays because of the type of ledge and bedrock found by excavators. The closure starts slightly north of the turn for Big Trail, near the Sherman town line.