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June 14, 2017

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester

Construction continues in Killington, Mendon, Rochester

Route 4, Mendon

Crews are scheduled to continue paving intermediate course on milled surfaces throughout the week of June 12, weather permitting. Paving operations are currently in the vicinity of the Cortina Inn & Resort in Mendon.

Route 4, Killington

Crews have begun work on the culvert replacement on the Sherburne Flats, west of the Skyeship gondola. Work this week includes excavation of the roadway in order to remove the existing culvert and begin installing the new precast box culvert. A speed zone will be in effect in this area of the project as a result of this work. The work area speed limit will be 40 miles per hour, and fines will be doubled in the construction zone. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane will remain open to traffic throughout the culvert replacement.

Paving and milling operations will require lane closures in the location of this operation. Lane shifts will be in effect. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane will remain open to traffic throughout the lane shift. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing traffic. One-way alternating traffic may be necessary for brief periods in order to maneuver construction vehicles and equipment. Please be aware of construction traffic, trucks entering and exiting, and work activities in the work zone. Possible delays or a slowing of traffic may result.

Route 73, Rochester

Work is scheduled to continue Monday thru Friday, with occasional Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no roadway closures as part of this project. The work generally proceeds east to west, beginning at the junction of Route 100 and Route 73, south of Rochester village.

Contractor Pike Industries anticipates paving, with the leveling course of pavement on Thursday, June 15, starting at the intersection of routes 73 and 100, in Rochester, moving west toward the junction of Route 73 and Bingo Road in West Rochester. Pike will then start paving the intermediate course following the same route and direction. The final lift of pavement will be placed when the remaining highway related construction is complete.

Pike will then start paving the intermediate course following the same route and direction (starting at the Route 73 and 100 intersection, and moving west). The final lift of pavement will be placed when the remaining highway related construction is complete.

Last week, Farquharson Brothers continued their work on slope stabilization and cleaning roadway ditches along Route 73 from Bingo Road, east to the intersection of routes 73 and 100. Ditching and slope stabilization is anticipated to be complete in the this area by as late as Friday this week. Farquharson Brothers will return to complete the ditching on the mountain portion of Route 73 after reclaim is completed.

During construction, contractors remind cyclists and motorcyclists to exercise extreme caution as road conditions are extremely rugged.

Photo courtesy of EIV Technical Services

Work continues on Route 73 in Rochester. No road closures are are scheduled.

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