BRATTLEBORO — To reduce congestion on Interstate 91 this weekend, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. I-91 will remain open.
Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104-feet wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic — two northbound and two southbound.
Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue this week, 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 I-91 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.
People can sign up for this service by texting 313131 with the keyword "I91Brat," or by using the signup widget at www.i91brattleborobridge.com.