DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2023
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Vermont Route 142 reopened September 7, 2023, but traffic during the workday can expect either minor delays or alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers as work along the roadway essential to the preparing the area for winter and completion of the bridge project is completed.
Fine grading the new slopes on either side of the road continues. Seeding and mulching of those slopes is set to be completed this week, allowing grass to grow this season. Fine grading of ditches will be done after the granite curbing is installed the first week of October. Fence and guardrail installation is also on hold pending the installation of the curbing.
Moment slab work has been paused to allow this work to be done without congesting the corridor further now that traffic is moving through, and to allow crews to focus on critical tasks that prepare the area for winter.
Other crews have finished the installation of conduit for the fiber optic cable along the new road. They will build concrete bases for cabinets and meters for signals at the intersection where VT/NH 119 and the new bridge will tie in to VT 142 in the next several weeks.
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.
PROJECTED COMPLETION: Fall 2024.
Name – David Bosch
Phone – 802.267.4044
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org