I-91 West River bridge project update


BRATTLEBORO -- Route 30 will be closed for a two-day period between Dec. 16 and 22. The actual closure dates will be announced a minimum of 72 hours in advance after the team is able to confirm forecasted weather conditions are acceptable for work to proceed.

Once the closure begins, no through traffic will be permitted on Route 30 through the I-91 right-of-way. For detour information, visit i91brattleborobridge.com or 511vt.com.

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. This reduction will remain in effect through the Fall of 2015. Truck activity on Route 30 will continue for the week of Dec. 15. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently; when this occurs, flaggers will regulate traffic flow.

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge and traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge in the fall of 2015.

For the week of Dec. 15 through 20, night work will be conducted Sunday through Friday nights, and will continue Sunday through Thursday, and occasionally Friday, nights for the next several months, until demolition is complete.

No project impacts to Upper Dummerston Road are anticipated for the week of Dec. 15.

"Trail Talks" begin Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m., and give residents the chance to learn about the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project and to ask questions.

The trail will be closed at the Marina Trailhead and through access will not be permitted from the north, due to construction activities. 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.

Signs at the Marina Trailhead and Rice Farm Road Trailhead will indicate current trail status.

Demolition activities over the West River will continue over several months on the existing northbound bridge. Buoys and rope delineating the area may be removed due to icy conditions.


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