On May 1, 2024

Blasting to begin on Killington Road this week

By Jason Mikula — The west side of Killington Road is dug out, blasting to come.

Work to resume on East Mountain Road next week, delays expected

Staff report

With warmer weather in the forecast this week, Markowski Excavating, Inc. will continue excavation at the base of Killington Road up to Anthony Way. However, this week they’ll likely start blasting ledge that they encountered.

“Last week, we received a couple loads of blasting matts,” wrote Markowski Excavating, Inc.in a news release. “This week a rock drill will arrive on site and drilling will commence. Once on site, we will start preparing for blasting either by the end of the week or start of the following depending on the schedule for the driller’s arrival. During blasting activities, expect intermittent delays on Route 4 and Route 100. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes during the blasting. This will happen once a day. A time during the day has yet to be determined, but we will attempt to keep it consistent daily.”

This week the installation of the future waterline that will extend along the west edge of the road will also begin.

Work for the following week, starting May 6, blasting will likely happen daily. 

“We will be excavating more rock than dirt at this junction of the project as well,” the release continued. “The waterline will continue to progress up the hill with sand and gravels for the road base … In addition, some sewer line installation and structures will be installed along the intersection of Route 4 and the Access Road.”

The base of Killington Road where it intersects with Route 4 will remain closed into July.

East Mountain Road

Craig Mosher, owner of Mosher Excavating, announced Tuesday, April 30 that work would again resume on East Mountain Road next week. 

Mosher was selected by the Select Board to coordinate the repair of East Mountain Road and its offshoots after the severe flooding that wiped out sections of the road last July. 

More details of the repairs and timeline will be available next week, Mosher said, but added that folks could “expect some delays to begin next week.” 

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