On May 29, 2024
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Killington Road reconstruction: what to expect this week

By Pat Wise

“Expect drilling and blasting this entire week,” Markowski Excavating, Inc. wrote in a news release. “There will be one blast daily. We aim to blast between 11 a.m. and 12 noon, but if there are any unforeseen delays it could be as late as 1 p.m.” the firm noted, adding, “We are shaping up the slopes and subgrade along the southern end of the project. Now that the sewer line is removed, the dirt in that area will be fully removed next week. In addition, we are hauling blasted rock off site.”

Markowski Excavating started hauling and placing some sand on the prepared subgrade near Anthony Way last week and will continue to do so this week. Water trucks will also be mobilized from either end of the project for dust control and compaction of the imported materials.

Looking ahead to the following week beginning June 3 motorists can expect a continuation of drilling and blasting rock. Additionally, piping materials may begin to arrive along with precast structures. 

“We are hoping to get some of the waterline piping installed at the bottom of the hill which will be closely followed by the sewer line install and structures that run parallel with Route 4,” Markowski wrote.

The detour via West Hill Road remains in effect.

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