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More drainage, paving construction to come

By Evan Johnson

Roadwork continues on many well-traveled roadways in central Vermont this week. Here are updates on two projects causing the greatest delays in Killington and Rochester.

Route 73

Pike Industries and their subcontractor, J. Hutchins, will continue installing underdrain from the intersection of Route 73 and Clay Hill Road, moving towards Mom and Pop’s Sugar House. The majority of this work activity is planned to be complete by the middle of next week. The fine grading of the underdrain trenches to original grade will not occur until the end of project work.

This week Farquharson Brothers will begin construction and stabilizing stone slopes to match the proposed roadway profile. This work will begin at the top of the mountain, and work activities will move east.

Subcontractor Vermont Recreational Surfacing and Fencing will begin removing old guardrail and installing new guardrail as a barrier for temporary traffic protection while reclaiming the roadway. The contractor is planning to work Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

No roadway closures are expected as part of this project.

Route 4

Crews are scheduled to continue milling the road surface throughout this week. The milling operation is currently in the Killington area and moving east toward River Road.

Two way traffic will be maintained much of the time; however, stopped traffic and delays will occur intermittently, VTrans noted.

Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Dagesse
Springtime construction work continues on Route 73 in the area around Rochester.

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