Construction Update Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge August 17, 2023

Construction Update


BF A004(152)

DATE: Thursday, August 17, 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.


The storm water drainage system has been completely installed along the VT 142 corridor. The video inspection of the drainage system is currently in progress with positive results to date. Pending the positive conclusion of the video inspection, the only remaining work on the drainage system will be the full clean out of the system and vertical adjustment of the frames and grates of the structures to meet the final grade of the road.

Work for the traffic signal at the new intersection where Vermont/New Hampshire Route 119 and VT 142 meet has begun with the installation of the conduit and placement of foundations for signal poles and masts. Fiber optic vaults have been set and they will continue to work on installation of ground conduit between the vaults that will run through the Vermont Abutment to New Hampshire. Installation of pedestals for the meters and controller cabinet will take place next week.

Embankment work for the roadway fill has been placed and the contractor continues to work on placing the sand layer for the roadbed. Crews will place material in lifts, fine grade the material, and then progress on to the placement of crushed stone.

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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