BRATTLEBORO -- There will be no night work the week of Dec. 22, but traffic on the highway will continue with both north and south travel located on the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge in the Fall of 2015.
The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph and will remain in effect through the Fall of 2015. There will be no truck activity or flagging on Route 30 the week of Dec. 22.
No project impacts to Upper Dummerston Road are anticipated for the week of Dec. 22.
The West River Trail will be closed at the Marina Trailhead and through access will not be permitted from the north, due to unsafe ground conditions. Signage at the Marina Trailhead and Rice Farm Road Trailhead will indicate current trail status. In addition, the project's website (www.i91brattleborobridge.com) will be kept up to date on the current status of the trail. The trail is open from the northern trailhead to a point just north of the bridge construction area.The northern trailhead access location is on Rice Farm Road, about a mile south of the Iron Bridge.
Demolition over the West River will continue over the next several months on the existing northbound bridge. Workers will monitor the site and ensure that recreational traffic is kept away from overhead activities.