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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Construction Update
St. Johnsbury VT 2B – Bridge Project
BF 7000(20)
                                                                         
Project Location:  Bridge 6 is located on VT 2B in St. Johnsbury over the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.  The bridge is less than one half mile west of Route 2B’s eastern intersection with US Route 2.

Bridge and Rail Trail Closure-
The 50-day bridge closure and the estimated 28-day Lamoille Valley Rail Trail closure is currently underway.  Both the bridge and rail trail are closed to all traffic at the bridge location.  Separate offsite detours are in effect and marked with signs. Detour information can be found in the update below.

Progress Update – May 25, 2017
The week of May 22nd, erection of the new arch was completed and crews started constructing and backfilling the MSE retaining wall that will support the side slopes of the arch.  Work on the project will continue through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, including Monday, May 29th
Check out the photos of the new arch being erected http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/photos.html

Work Plan for Week of May 29, 2017
The week of May 29, 2017, crews will continue constructing and backfilling the MSE retaining wall through the end of the week.  Backfilling of the retaining wall occur continually as each new level of the wall is completed. 
Crews may also start to build interior slopes inside of the new arch and reconstruct the subgrade of the rail trail. 
Construction is expected to occur 7-days a week during the closure period.  Allowable work hours are from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, as permitted by the St. Johnsbury Noise Ordinance.

Detour Routes-
The following detours will be in effect during the bridge and trail closure period.
                - VT 2B traffic will be directed to use US 2.  Bicyclists are not permitted to ride on the US 2 detour.  US 2 is a limited access highway.
                - Trail users will be directed to use Crow Hill Road, Swett Road, Tilton Road and Parker Road, as designated by the Town of St. Johnsbury.
Detour maps can be found on the project website: http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/index.html

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.
Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/index.html



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