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Lengthy truck detours set for bridge closure

Courtesy of VTrans

Route 4 will be closed at Bridge 51 over Kedron Brook for 21 days April 16 – May 7, 2018. Truck detour for Route 4 traffic is (39.7 miles): Route 4, to Route 12, Route 5/Route 12, Route 44, Route 106, back to Route 4.
Truck detour for Rutland to White River: Route 4 east, to Route 100 north, to Route 107 north, to I-89 south.
White River to Rutland: I-89/I-91, I-89 north to Exit 3, to 107 south, to 100 south, to Route 4 west. 

By Stephen Seitz

WOODSTOCK— The project to replace the 1930s-era bridge on Route 4 over Kedron Book in Woodstock village enters high gear this week, with the bridge completely closed until May 7, according to a statement from the state Agency of Transportation (AOT).

Eastbound automobile traffic is directed from Route 4 (Central Street) to Elm Street north, turning onto Pleasant Street and rejoining Route 4 (Central Street) beyond the bridge, and vice versa for westbound traffic.

According to the AOT statement, “Please be advised that traffic will not stop for cars traveling east at the junction of Pleasant Street and Central Street.”

Pedestrians will be diverted to Elm Street, Pleasant Street and Bond Street before returning to Route 4, a distance of just under half a mile.

Trucks won’t be allowed to use this detour.

The eastbound truck detour is a diversion from Route 4 at The Green, south on Route 106 (South St. in Woodstock) to Route 44 in West Windsor, then optionally back to Route 4 in Hartford (40 miles) or to I-91 in Windsor. Westbound, reverse these directions.

Alternatively, to reach I-89 north of White River Junction, turn north from Route 4 in Killington onto Route 100N, and feed onto Route 107 to Exit 3 in Bethel and I-89, a 55-mile detour.

Westbound from White River to Rutland, reverse the above directions.

For more information, call the public outreach hotline at 802-496-3376 or go to vtransparency.vermont.gov and select the Bridges tab.

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