Construction Update Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge – Aug 24

Construction Update


BF A004(152)

DATE: Thursday, August 24, 2023

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Due to the significant weather impacts affecting the contractor’s schedule, the closure period of Vermont Route 142 has been extended until the end of the day Friday, September 8th, 2023. The active detours for cars and trucks will remain as configured. Uniformed Traffic Officers will be present as needed to assist with peak periods of traffic through the high school.


Crews are working hard to prepare the VT 142 corridor for pavement. Frames and grates on drainage structures are being brought up to grade, roadway sand layer has been placed, and the roadway stone layer placement has begun. This placement and fine-grading will continue into next week.

Paving has been scheduled for two days next week beginning on Wednesday, August 30th with approximately 1400 tons of asphalt to be placed in two 2.5″ lifts throughout the roadway.

The video inspection of the drainage system was completed and the findings were all positive with no re-working to be done. Preliminary work for the traffic signal that needed to be complete beneath the roadway has been completed and the crews will continue to work on the intersection once the road is opened to traffic.

Guardrail installation is scheduled to begin next week on Friday, September 1st. Moment slab work continues to progress.

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 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 south of Cotton Mill Hill Rd. on VT 142 to allow vehicles to safely navigate this corridor. A three-way stop configuration has been implemented at the Cotton Mill Hill Rd. and VT 142 intersection.


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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