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After holiday, road work resumes

By Evan Johnson

After a brief Independence Day break, crews are back at work on some of the region’s road improvement projects. Here is the latest report:

Route 73

Last week, Pike Industries continued paving the intermediate course last week, starting at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 100 working west towards the intersection of Route 73 and Bingo Road.

Pike will begin placing shoulder backup from Route 100 to Bingo Road by the middle of this week. Pike is also scheduled to begin fine grading with crushed gravel, beginning at the top of the mountain, grading towards the intersection of Bingo Road and Route 73.

Route 4

Milling of side roads and driveways will occur throughout this week, weather permitting.

Driveway operations will be ongoing throughout this week, but not on a daily basis. This operation requires lane closures, and as a result, lane shifts and new traffic patterns will be in place throughout the construction zone.

Crews have completed backfilling around the new section of culvert and traffic has been shifted to the westbound side of the road. Crews will continue excavation throughout the week.


The 35-day closure of Bridge 25 on Route 103 over the Black River in Ludlow remains in effect. The new bridge deck was poured and will cure this week. Crews will begin constructing the sidewalks along Bridge 25. Utility work including work on the waterlines and drainage will be performed. No night and weekend work is anticipated for this week.

No work is scheduled for Bridge 99 on Route 100 over the Branch Brook this week.

Photo by Jacqueline Dagesse

Work on Route 73 in Rochester continues, with paving and shoulder work. 

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