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This old black and white photograph shows construction on the original highway bridge over the West River.

BRATTLEBORO — Route 30 under Interstate 91 will be closed on Friday, Nov. 20, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. to ensure public safety as work is conducted on the new bridge above Route 30. This work is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled.

To reduce congestion on Interstate 91, both Exit 3 onramps will be closed on Sunday, Nov. 29 — Thanksgiving weekend — from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The highway will remain open.

Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue the week of Nov. 17, but will not affect traffic. The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

The project will not have any direct affects on Upper Dummerston Road, however, local traffic on Upper Dummerston Road is likely to increase when the section of Route 30 under the highway is closed.

The West River Trail is open. There are intersections between construction access and the trail path, and users should exercise extreme caution at these intersections. As an additional safety precaution, users of the West River Trail are reminded to keep pets on a leash in this area.

A text alert system for the Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project makes it possible to receive text notifications of interstate ramp closings, closings of I-91, closings of Route 30, and any other situations regarding time sensitive project-related traffic issues. Sign up for this service by texting 313131 with the keyword "I91Brat" or by using the signup widget at