As you may know, FWRT has been contracting with Longview Forest to treat woody invasives on the Riverstone Preserve adjacent to the West River Trail (between the trail and the river). Access to the Riverstone Preserve will be off limits on Tuesday, June 16, because a follow up treatment will be occurring (weather permitting). Off limits will be the section of the WRT that goes through the Riverstone Preserve, as well as the smaller trail that loops around the preserve. Signs will be hanging at the trailheads to inform the public. The Riverstone Preserve will re-open on Wednesday, June 17. We apologize for the inconvenience!
The River Loop on the Riverstone Preserve will be closed on September 29th for 1 day only. There will be signs about the closure posted at the junctions of this trail with the West River Trail, and at the Rice Farm Road and Marina trail heads. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we deal with the important issue of invasive plant mitigation on this special piece of land between the river and the West River Trail.
Truck activity on the West River Trail will continue for the week of October 13. The trail from the I-91 bridges to the marina will be closed for all of the week of October 13. Through access will not be allowed from the north due to construction.
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 — look for iron chain across the trail, on the right side of the road.
Truck activity on the West River Trail will continue for the week of October 6. Temporary widening of the trail for construction access will continue as well. The trail from the I-91 bridges to the marina will be closed for the week of October 6. Through access will not be allowed from the north due to construction.
Truck activity on the West River Trail will begin to increase next week. The trail from the I-91 Bridges to the Marina Trailhead will be closed all next week. Thru access will not be allowed from the north due to construction.
PLEASE NOTE! The West River Trail, under the I-91 bridge, will be closed from 8/5/13 through 8/9/13 for conduit installation. Impacts may continue the following week as Green Mountain Power relocates an overhead utility line to an underground conduit. Thank you trail users, for your patience during this construction period.
Excerpts from the Brattleboro Reformer on Saturday July 20, 2013. Click HERE for full article.
A $60 million project to replace the aging, deteriorated Interstate 91 bridge over Route 30 and the West River is scheduled to begin later this year. The two companies charged with designing and building the new span say they have created a signature gateway bridge that would capture the beauty of Vermont.
The West River trail will serve as a construction access for the new bridge over Route 30, the companies said. However, administrators are pledging to “work diligently to maintain safe access through the trail right of way with minimal disturbances for trail users.” “Any construction activities near the trail will be communicated by means of mass e-mail, social media and physical postings at the trail entrances,” the companies said. “The safety of the public using the West River Trail during construction activities will not be compromised, and separation between construction traffic and (trail) users will be provided.” Temporary full closures of the trail will be necessary at certain times, but those will be coordinated with the Friends of the West River Trail, administrators said.
A reminder that PCL Construction and FIGG Engineering Co., the contractors that are doing the I-91 bridge work for VTrans, will be relocating the utility conduit by the bridge during the week of July 29th. The trail near the bridge will need to be closed while the work is being done. This will take 3-5 days, from Monday, July 29 through possibly Friday, August 2.
PCL Construction and FIGG Engineering Co., the contractors that are doing the I-91 bridge work for VTrans, will be relocating the utility conduit by the bridge during the week of July 29th. The trail near the bridge will need to be closed while the work is being done. This will take 3-5 days, from Monday, July 29 through possibly Friday, August 2.
Next, the section of trail between the corn field and the bridge needs to be widened. If the permit is received, this work will take place August 5th and 6th. If the permit is not received, the widening will take place the last week in August.
In both cases, the trail north of the bridge will still be open. Happy Trails!