Town provides update on road conditions

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Department of Public Works reports that Zaluzny Excavating has made significant progress on the new Main Street water line this past week, having successfully installed approximately 150 feet of new 12-in ductile iron water pipe, and four new valves, with minimal service interruptions.

Construction will resume on Monday. For more information, contact Public Works Engineer Tech Joshua Carnes at jcarnes@brattleboro.org or

call 802-254-4255

GRAVEL REPORT

The town reports several dirt and gravel roads are in "fair" condition. A road in fair condition means that passenger vehicles with low clearance could suffer damages. High clearance vehicles or four wheel drive is recommended. Expect heavy rutting, washboards, and substantial mud. Travel should be for local residents only. Emergency services response will be slow and difficult on roads with fair condition.

Roads listed in fair condition include Pleasant Valley Road, Bonnyvale Road, Akley Road, Ames Hill and Abbott Road. The town reduces the weight limit on gravel roads to 24,000 lbs. to minimize the damage done to muddy roads by large vehicles. The information contained in the town's gravel report is meant to be a daily guide to those roads; however, conditions can dramatically worsen within a matter of hours due to weather or traffic.

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