Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic – two northbound and two southbound.
The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
Upper Dummerston may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
The West River Trail is open. There are intersections between construction access and the trail path, and users should exercise extreme caution at these intersections. As an additional safety precaution, users of the West River Trail are reminded to keep pets on a leash in this area.
Please use caution while passing through the scaffolding protection system. The system restricts the overhead clearance to 8 feet.
No impacts are anticipated.
Recreational traffic is encouraged to use the south half of the river while passing under the bridge now that construction of the Pier 2 segments is moving outward over the river.
People can sign up for this service by texting 313131 with the keyword “I91Brat”, or by using the signup widget on the project website www.i91brattleborobridge.com.
The next trail talk will be held September 10TH. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember that it is now against the law for drivers to use a hand-held cell phone.
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