Work on local roads and bridges continues this week, causing some delays for travelers. Here is the latest travel update:
Crews are scheduled to continue paving on milled surfaces and shoulder work throughout this week.
Crews have also begun to pave driveway aprons on the Rutland Town/Mendon side of the project. This operation will be ongoing throughout this week and head east. Although driveway apron operations will be ongoing, they will not occur on a daily basis. This operation requires lane closures, and as a result, lane shifts and new traffic patterns will be in place throughout the construction zone. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone. Traffic control personnel will be onsite to assist with the flow of traffic.
The first half of the culvert on the Killington Flats has been set. Work during this week includes shifting traffic over to the westbound lane, and beginning excavation on the eastbound portion of the roadway to prepare for installation of the other half of the culvert. This work will require a one-lane alternating traffic pattern, and delays are expected throughout the week.
Meanwhile in Rochester, Pike Industries continues planing activities towards the top of the gap, heading east toward Bingo Road and plans to be done later this week. Sections of Route 73 will be bare gravel following planing. Motorcycles and bicycles are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling on milled or gravel road surfaces.
Reclaiming activities will begin this week at the Rochester/Goshen town line and will continue east toward the intersection of Bingo Road and Route 73. Pike will be hauling in gravel to construct roadways behind the reclaim operation.
Paving began last week at the intersection of Bingo Road and Route 73 and is moving east towards the intersection of Route 73 and Route 100. Pike will then start paving the intermediate course from the intersection with Route100 and move towards the intersection with Bingo Road on Route 73. The final lift of pavement will be placed when the remaining highway related construction is complete. Safety markings have been placed on cold planed and paved areas.
The 35-day closure of Bridge 25 on Route 103 over the Black River in Ludlow remains in effect until July 15. Crews have finished driving piles and constructing the foundation of the new bridge. Night and weekend work is anticipated for this week.
Work on Bridge 99 on Route 100 in Ludlow is nearly completed. Crews will be intermittently working in the area of Route 100 Bridge 99 to complete punch list items.Traffic may be intermittently reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic at times during the remaining work. No night or weekend work is scheduled.