All traffic (northbound and southbound) has been shifted onto the new bridge structure, with two lanes of traffic in both directions!
In the interest of worker and public safety, right lane closures throughout the southbound roadway will be installed as needed for demolition and remaining shoulder work. Please follow advanced warning signs. Northbound lane or shoulder closures may also be installed as needed for punchlist work.
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.
Bridge demolition over Route 30 will continue in mid-July, with the removal of the steel superstructure. We are currently targeting the week of July 17th.
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.
During bridge demolition above the trail, personnel will be stationed to provide warning to pedestrians when work is occurring overhead.
During bridge demolition above the West River, the navigable waterway will be controlled through the use of a safety monitor. Please be aware of overhead work.
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 July 1st. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead at 9 a.m. and the talk will begin at 9:15 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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