Hinsdale Bridge Construction Update – April 13, 2023

Construction Update


BF A004(152)

DATE: Thursday, April 13, 2023

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Alternating, one-way traffic patterns with flaggers will continue to be in place on Vermont Route 142 from the intersection of Royal Road north toward the intersection with Vermont Route 119. No impacts are anticipated to the intersection of VT 142 and VT 119 and access to 28 Vernon Street will be maintained.

Motorists are reminded that a scheduled closure of VT 142 for 90 days is planned for after Memorial Day. The location of the closure will be north of the intersection of Royal Road and continue to 28 Vernon Street with access to both being maintained for the duration.


The contractor will continue to work on covering the retaining wall on the west side of VT 142. On the east side of VT 142, most of the abutment has been backfilled and this operation will continue in concert with the placement of the MSE panels and panel straps. The excavation for the MSE wall is currently ongoing with leveling pad formwork construction. The pad concrete may be placed today or tomorrow, if not early next week.

Work on the gravel wetland has not yet begun, but is scheduled to begin next week.

Pile driving operations are scheduled to begin at Pier 2 next week. Again, intermittent pounding of the diesel pile hammer is anticipated through the Summer of 2023 with Saturday work anticipated from 7 AM – 7 PM.

VT Abutment backfill partially complete.

MSE Wall leveling pad construction connecting to Abutment.

Retaining wall cover operation.


The Hinsdale, NH to Brattleboro, VT bridge project will replace the existing twin truss bridges on New Hampshire Route 119 over the Connecticut River with a single, new structure approximately 1800′ long. On the Vermont side, the new structure will begin on Vermont Route 142 – about 1000′ south of the current intersection of VT 142 and NH 119. The new configuration will connect to NH 119 in New Hampshire east of the George’s Field Road/NH 119 intersection.


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