THE TRAIL IS OPEN from the northern trailhead to a point just north of the bridge construction area. UPDATE: Overhead utility relocation will be completed the week of November 17th, and will be followed by excavation of the bridge foundation near the trail. The trail from the Marina Trailhead to the I-91 bridges will be closed for the week of November 17th and the following week; however, it will be open over the weekend. Signage at the Marina Trailhead and Rice Farm Road Trailhead will indicate current trail status. In addition, we will keep the project’s website www.i91brattleborobridge.com 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 in Dummerston, about a mile south of the green Iron Bridge.
MORE ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION:
Work on 1-91 Bridge Replacement in Brattleboro Leads to I-91 Lane Closures for Next Two Years. Work is beginning in earnest on a project to replace two existing bridges on I-91 with a single, four-lane structure that will accommodate both northbound and southbound traffic.
The PCL+FIGG Team that is working under contract to the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced today that northbound I-91 traffic will be relocated to one of the lanes on the southbound bridge starting on Tuesday, November 12th and continuing until the existing northbound bridge is demolished. Once the northbound bridge is demolished and the new bridge has been constructed, traffic will be rerouted to the new bridge while the southbound bridge is demolished. Throughout this process, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the project in the Fall of 2015.
“We are pleased to see this important project moving forward,” said Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles. “Thanks to the innovative design-build approach, and active community involvement in the design process, Vermonters and the many visitors who use this important artery will be getting excellent value for their tax dollars while creating a structure that will improve safety and continue to serve as a symbolic gateway on the West River.”
The project website (http://www.i91brattleborobridge.com) includes live video 24/7 of traffic conditions in the construction zone from several locations and also depicts the messages posted on the project’s portable signs.
If you would like more information about the bridge replacement project, or would like to receive e-mail notices of future travel restrictions associated with this project, please contact Public Relations Officer Cindy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 223-1330.