Brattleboro West River Bridge project update


BRATTLEBORO >> Route 30 under Interstate 91 will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30, with Aug. 31 as a make-up day if necessary.

Route 30 traffic will be detoured onto Upper Dummerston Road.

Segmental construction at Pier 2 will continue through the fall. The new bridge deck over Upper Dummerston is complete, crews are constructing barrier wall. The new roadway alignment and paving will continue through the summer. Bridge completion is anticipated in the Spring 2017. Project completion is anticipated in the Fall 2017.

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. Use caution while passing through the scaffolding protection system. The system restricts the overhead clearance to eight feet.

The next trail talk will be held Sept. 10. 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.

On the river, recreational users are encouraged to use the south half of the river while passing under the bridge now that construction of the Pier 2 segments is moving outward over the river.

To receive information on highway, on and off ramp and Route 30 closings, people can sign up for a text messaging service by texting 313131 with the keyword "I91Brat," or by using the signup widget on the project website


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