Construction Update Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge – Aug 3, 2023

Construction Update


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DATE: Thursday, August 3, 2023

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Local traffic should watch for concrete trucks entering and exiting the work zone beginning on Tuesday of next week.

Vermont Route 142 will continue to remain closed from the intersection with Royal Road north to the access to 28 Vernon Street until the end of August. Separate signed detours for cars and trucks are active.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: The house located within the project limits at 85 Vernon Street has been demolished.

Testing was completed on the waterline installation under the VT 142 corridor this past week. The installation of underdrain and closed drainage work will continue to progress. The embankment elevation will also continue to be brought closer to final grade.

The layout and formwork for the northern MSE wall moment slabs will continue and concrete placement for the first slab is scheduled for Tuesday August 8th.

Some site work and clean up of the gravel wetland to remove sediment deposited from recent storms may take place next week as time allows.

Installation of proposed conduit and vaults for future fiber optics between the states may begin next week. The conduit run will start in Vermont with multiple new vaults installed before it travels through the VT Abutment. It will be supported by hangers on the bridge structure travelling east through the NH Abutment to a new terminus vault on New Hampshire Route 119.

Drainage installation.

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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