DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2023
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Vermont Route 142 is open. Short term projects out of the travelway may occur intermittently during the work day. Please use caution in the area.
Crews are making good progress driving the 30″ diameter steel pipes to bedrock to serve as the foundation of Pier 1. Nine are to be driven, and it is hoped they will be completed this week. If not, it will continue until completion next week.
Because of the noise, pile driving is only authorized from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Once the ninth pile for Pier 1 is driven to bedrock there will be no more pile driving for this project.
The pile driving frames and platform will be removed next week, and preparations will begin for the arrival of a drill rig the following week. The drill rig will clean out the top 80 feet of each pile so they can be reinforced with concrete and reinforcing steel (rebar).
Crews worked this week to remove the remaining geotextile fabric that was used to deter bats from roosting along the large stone retaining wall that the new VT 142 is built up against.
Crews may apply waterproofing to the moment slabs on the VT 142 corridor. This work is out of the lanes of traffic, so no traffic control measures are anticipated.
Drivers are urged to use caution when traversing the construction area.
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