BRATTLEBORO >> On Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14, Route 30 under Interstate 91 in will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to ensure the safety of the traveling public while work occurs on the new bridge. Traffic will be detoured onto Upper Dummerston Road.
A scaffold protection system is being erected on the West River Trail at the bridge intersection to protect trail users from debris and dropped items from the segmental work overhead. Please use caution while passing through the scaffolding. The system restricts the overhead clearance to eight feet. Along the trail 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.
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 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
A text alert system for the Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project makes it possible to receive text notifications of closings of interstate on and off ramps, the highway itself and Route 30. Sign up for this service by texting 313131 with the keyword "I91Brat," or by using the signup widget at www.i91brattleborobridge.com.
Segmental construction at Pier 2 has begun and will continue through the summer. The new bridge deck over Upper Dummerston is complete, crews are backfilling and finishing the approaches.
The next trail talk will be held July 9. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m.