On April 17, 2024

Killington Forward update: base of Killington Road is closed, reconstruction begins

Staff report

Monday, April 15, the base of Killington Road at its intersection with Route 4 closed to all vehicular traffic. The road is closed just a short distance from Route 4 up to Anthony Way —about 1/4 of a mile. Barrels and barricades mark the closed road on either end of the project, according to a news release by  Markowski Excavating, Inc. who won the bid for the project.

Detour signs direct traffic to West Hill Road, about a mile to the east. This detour is expected to remain in place through the Fourth of July weekend.


By Jason Mikula
The base of Killington Road closed Monday for reconstruction.

“Be aware of construction vehicles entering Route 4 at the intersection,” Markowski’s news release cautioned. “The shoulder along Route 4 will be closed down to Old Route 4 in order to keep the majority of construction equipment off of the road. There will be a 5-foot lane from the white line on Route 4 to the closed shoulder barriers to accommodate bicycle and pedestrians walking the road.”

Killington Sports signs will also have to be removed temporarily to accommodate a new retaining wall, the news release stated.

The following week (starting April 22) Markowski Excavating  will continue the excavation of the road and slopes. “We anticipate to find solid rock at some point during the week,” the release stated. “Capital Rock out of New Hampshire is hired to perform any drilling and blasting. They will be reaching out to local property owners within 500-feet of the job site to perform pre-blast surveys… Some roadbed materials may also be placed in the new road elevation, along with this backfilling, drainage and waterline placement.”

For more information about the project and its timeline visit: KillingtonTown.com.

Courtesy Markowski Excavating, Inc.
Map shows the detour and its signage, in effect into July.

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