Blasting operations on the north side of the new bridge will resume the week of August 31. The target time for the blasts is weekdays between 1:30-2:00 pm. To ensure travelers’ safety, rolling roadblocks will be implemented on I-91, and traffic will be stopped for approximately 15 minutes at the Exit 2 northbound on-ramp and at the Exit 3 on-ramps in both directions. Sound impacts associated with the blasting will be minimal.
See above regarding blasting scheduled to resume this week.
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.
Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue this week, but will not affect traffic.
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 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
The project will not affect traffic on Upper Dummerston Road.
The West River Trail is now 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.
The northbound bridge over the West River has been removed. No project-related impacts to recreational boaters are anticipated.
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.
We will continue to hold monthly trail talks for the community. The next Trail Talk will be held on September 12th.
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.
If you would like additional information, or would like to add others to
this distribution list, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations
Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc.