Brattleboro West River Bridge project update


BRATTLEBORO >> Boaters and kayakers should beware, as construction activities will restrict recreational traffic on the river. Warning signs are in place directing traffic to the south half of the river. Please maintain a safe distance from equipment staged on the north half of the river.

The project will not have any direct effects on Upper Dummerston Road, but it will be closed for one day in May 2016 so that the project team can work on concrete deck placement. This work is weather dependent.

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.

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 and highway closings, as well as closings of Route 30. Sign up for this service by texting 313131 with the keyword "I91Brat" or by using the signup widget at

Abutment work and girder erection at the new bridge over Upper Dummerston Road is complete. The deck will be completed within the time period noted above.

The next Trail Talk will be held May 14. 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. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


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