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Construction updates: expect paving, lane closures

By Evan Johnson

Springtime roadwork will continue through this week on two projects in central Vermont, with planing and resurfacing of significant portions of east- and west-bound corridors.

Route 4

Work on the nearly 15-mile repaving project on Route 4 will continue this week. According to an update from project engineer Greenman Pedersen, Inc., shoulder reconstruction has been finished and planing and resurfacing activities will continue in their eastward direction over Sherburne Pass.

Milling operations should be in the Wheelerville Road area in Mendon and continue easterly throughout the week. Two-way traffic will be maintained much of the time; however, stopped traffic and delays will occur intermittently.

Crews are scheduled to continue with drainage work along the road in the area of the Cortina Inn, Pico and in Killington throughout this week. This work may require shoulder and/or lane closures. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Motorists can expect to encounter possible lane shifts, flaggers and uniformed traffic officers throughout the work zone.

Crews will begin to place topsoil, seed and mulch in the location of the scaled back ledge area and in project areas where digging and ditching has been completed Tasks to be completed include cold planing, resurfacing, pavement markings, guardrail and sign installation, and the installation of center line rumble strips. Other work along the project includes ledge removal and the installation of a new precast box culvert just west of the Killington Skyeship, near the intersection with East Mountain Road.

Route 73

On Route 73 between Goshen and Rochester, Pike Industries’ subcontractor, J. Hutchins, has continued with installing underdrain along Route 73, west of Bingo Road. Underdrain activities east of Bingo Road on Route 73 are planned to begin the week of May 15. No work is scheduled during this week.The installation of cross drainage structures continued last week near the intersection of Maple Hill Road and Route 73, working west towards Mom and Pop’s Sugarhouse.

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