The nightly bridge closures in New Milford will start a bit earlier on Monday, the state Department of Transportation announced.

Bridge Street will be closed over Veteran’s Bridge starting at 6 p.m. so crews can complete a continuous application of waterproofing membrane on the concrete deck. The time was selected because of temperature and humidity restrictions and so it will have less of an impact on public traffic than during the day, the department said.

Once this deck coating is done, night work will return to starting at 8 p.m.

Town police will be hired to assist with directing traffic, the department said.

Advance notice signs will also be updated to starting this weekend so motorists have advance warning of the time change.