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Thursday, June 22, 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 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.

Bridge and Rail Trail Opening Update – The bridge and rail trail are on schedule to re-open by June 29th, 2017.  A notice will be emailed and posted to the website upon the re-opening.  Thank you for your patience. 

Progress Update – June 22, 2017
During week of June 19th, crews continued construction of the concrete collar on the outside rim of the new corrugated arch with completion expected by the end of the week.  Route 2B subbase work was completed and two courses of new pavement were installed over the bridge.  Following paving, crews installed the new bridge rail and installation of the guardrail on the bridge approaches is underway.
Installation of the timber boardwalk on the rail trail in the arch is ongoing and will continue through the end of the week. 

Final paving is scheduled for Friday (6/23) with Saturday (6/24) as an alternate paving day, if it rains on Friday.  
Work Plan for Week of June 26, 2017
As the project nears completion this week, crews will be completing the line striping on VT 2B, rail trail reconstruction work and site restoration of the project site and staging area.

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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