Construction Update Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge

Construction Update


BF A004(152)

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2023

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Flaggers will continue to be in place at both ends of the closure on Vermont Route 142 to assist construction vehicles into the work zone and to facilitate local traffic access to 28 Vernon Street and Royal Road as needed.

Road Removal Progress on VT 142

DETOUR INFORMATION: The truck detour route from VT 142 will be up Cotton Mill Hill Road, left onto South Main Street, continuing onto Fairground Road, and finally back to Canal Street. Cars detouring from VT 142 should proceed up Cotton Mill Hill Rd. and make a right hand turn onto South Main St. A turnaround has been constructed just south of Cotton Mill Hill Rd. on VT 142 to allow vehicles with significant turning radius from the north to approach Cotton Mill Hill Rd. from the south. A three-way stop configuration will also be implemented at the Cotton Mill Hill Rd. and VT 142 intersection. Motorists are advised to watch for trucks turning and reduce speed in this area.

Southern MSE Wall progress.


The contractor will finish removing pavement and concrete roadway this week and will continue to work on installing new drainage systems as well as removing existing pipes and structures. Backfill of this work will begin on the southern end of VT 142 and progress north. Work on the southern MSE wall continues this week with panel placement and related backfill.

The contractor and the Brattleboro Department of Public Works have begun waterline work on the south side of the project by tying in new lines to existing lines. They will continue to coordinate this work throughout the 90 day road closure period as installation of new waterline items (hydrants, valves, etc.) progresses. The DPW will continue to notify clients of impacts to services in advance.


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.


Contact Information:
Name – Bethany Oprendek
Phone – 802.267.4044
Email –

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