On May 8, 2024
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Killington Road reconstruction continues, blasting begins

Staff report

The closure of the Killington Road from its intersection at Route 4 to Anthony Way continues with a detour via West Hill Road. Work last week included more movement of dirt. Although the plan was to begin the installation of the waterline, more ledge than expected at the bottom of the hill was discovered, halting the plan to start the pipe installation, Markowski Excavating, Inc. explained in a news release May 3.

Starting Monday, May 6, a drill rig is scheduled to arrive with an anticipated first blast happening Tuesday afternoon, May 7, Markowski continued.

Final dirt excavation will occur up to the existing power poles. As blasting occurs (either daily or every other day) there will be fewer construction vehicles on the shoulder of Route 4 later in the week, traffic along Route 4 and Route 100 will be temporarily be stopped no more than 10 minutes. After the blast, traffic will be released and there should be no more delays during the day.

Markowski anticipates receiving materials for the installation of a temporary sewer line later next week. “This will begin to be installed to help maintain active sewer service for all buildings along the Access Road,” the release explained.

Looking ahead to the week beginning May 13, expect a continuation of drilling and blasting rock. Temporary sewer line installation will also continue. Once installed, the existing sewer line will be terminated so that any remaining ledge that is in the way for the new sewer line can be located and exposed for the drill rig to remove.

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