On June 12, 2024
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Killington road work extends into Saturday morning

By Pat Wise - Construction continues at the base of Killington Road where it intersects with Route 4.

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

As the project approaches the scheduled end date of July 8, work to haul out rock will occur on Saturdays till about noon time going forward, Markowski Excavating, Inc. explained.

“Although the second drill rig was supposed to arrive last week, it will be on site either Monday or Tuesday. [We] expect delivery of the drill and another delivery of blasting matts to arrive either of these days,” Markowski continued in a update in advance of this week’s roadwork. “They will start drilling down near Route 4, then work up the east side of the access road to remove remaining ledge. Due to timing, there may be multiple blasts per day if it lines up. Traffic will be stopped for those shots, so be aware of flaggers on the road to stop vehicles for 5-10 minutes.”

Otherwise, as has been the case for the past month, there’ll be one blast daily between 11 a.m. and 12-noon, “but if there is any unforeseen delays it could be as late as 1 p.m.,” Markowski noted.

Work this week will focus on installing the sewer structures and pipe along Route 4. 

“We will then focus the second half of the week on installing water and sewer line away from Route 4 south on the Access Road. As this progresses, expect more sand and gravels to be installed to build up the road base,” Markowski noted.

Work for the following week, beginning June 17, will be a continuation of drilling and blasting rock with dump trucks entering and exiting the site to load out rock.

Sewer line installation will continue to be installed up the east side of Killington Road. 

“In addition, we will be also working to install the future water line along the west side of the Access Road. Again, as these two lines are installed, we will continue to install the sand and gravel layers which will be just below final pavement layer,” Markowski noted.

A continuation of dust control will occur as needed with warmer and drier weather.

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