On August 30, 2023

East Mountain Road remains closed 

 

Spartan Race will remain headquartered at Bear Mountain with shuttle service

Staff report

At its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 28, the Killington Select Board stated that East Mountain Road will remain closed to traffic Sept. 16-17 for the annual Spartan obstacle course race, which is headquartered at Bear Mountain base area of Killington Resort.

Bear Mountain is accessible from the west side (from the top of Killington Road) and shuttles will also be provided from Skyeship. 

East Mountain Road from Route 4 to Bear Mountain Road was badly damaged in July flooding and remains passable only as a one-land road in many places. Shuttle buses from Skyeship will be allowed on East Mountain Road and will be coordinated accordingly. 

Select Board member Jim Haff said the town is working with engineers on the next phase of road reconstruction and for the next round of approval by FEMA to do the repairs. The town hopes to open the road to local traffic as soon as possible and to two-land traffic before winter.

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