On May 15, 2024
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Killington Road reconstruction update: what to expect this week

Courtesy KPAA—The base of Killington Road will be closed until July.

Staff report

Drilling and blasting will continue in Killington this week, starting at the intersection of Route 4 and Killington Road. A detour remains in place via West Hill Road. 

“Last week we did blast higher up to get a feel for the process, but also limited any delays along adjacent roads,” Markowski Excavating, Inc. explained May 10.

This week, motorists should again expect traffic to stop during blasting activities, but only for about 10 minutes.

A temporary sewer line will be installed along the east side of Killington Road this week, Markowski added.

Looking ahead to the week of May 20, work will include the continuation of drilling and blasting rock. Dump trucks will enter and exit the site to load out the rock and debris.

Once the temporary sewer line is completed, Markowski Excavating will begin removing the existing sewerline and sewer manholes. 

“Haul trucks will take out any additional fill, at a slower rate than previously observed, but will remain in the closed shoulder of Route 4,” Markowski reported.

A water truck will also continue actively working to keep dust under control and will pull in and out of the site every 1.5 to 2 hours.

East Mountain Rd closures

Mosher Excavating has resumed their work on East Mountain Road for flood recovery repairs from the intersection with Route 4 (Skyeship) to Bear Mountain Road. Beginning Monday, May 13, that section of East Mountain Road will be closed from 7 a.m. until the afternoon. One lane will reopen to traffic by the afternoon and the road will be completely open in the evening hours, reported Abbie Sherman, public works director for the town of Killington in a news release May 9.

That schedule will continue week days for the next three weeks until May 31.

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