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  • 08/03/15

    Construction Update: Week of August 3, 2015

    VTrans would like to keep you informed of the construction activities related to the replacement of:

       - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    VTrans completed construction of Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 and announced the opening of the new bridge on June 8, 2015.

    Guardrail will not be completed for a few weeks, contractor is waiting on the material to be fabricated.

    Crews will continue work to complete the project when the guardrail is delivered.

  • 07/27/15

    Construction Update: Week of July 27, 2015

    VTrans would like to keep you informed of the construction activities related to the replacement of:

       - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

       - Ription ER CULV (44) Project

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Ripton ER CULV (44) Project

    VT 125 Ripton was reopened to one lane traffic with temporary signals at 8 pm on 7/23. Work will continue on site for next couple weeks.

    Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    VTrans completed construction of Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 and announced the opening of the new bridge on June 8, 2015.

    Guardrail will not be completed for a few weeks, contractor is waiting on the material to be fabricated.

    Crews will continue work to complete the project when the guardrail is delivered.

  • 07/16/15

    Construction Update Week of July 20, 2015

    VTrans would like to keep you informed of the construction activities related to the replacement of:

       - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

       - Ription ER CULV (44) Project

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Ripton ER CULV (44) Project

    VT 125 MM 5.75 in Ripton will be closed from 8 AM   7/20/15 to 8 PM 7/25/15.

    Purpose:  Replace Large Metal Culvert Bridge 19 with a Precast Concrete Box Culvert

    There will be a signed detour beginning on VT 100 to VT 73 to US 7 to VT 125

    Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    VTrans completed construction of Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 and announced the opening of the new bridge on June 8, 2015.

    Guardrail will not be completed for a few weeks, contractor is waiting on the material to be fabricated.

    Crews will continue work to complete the project when the guardrail is delivered.

  • 07/06/15

    Construction Update Week of July 6, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    VTrans completed construction of Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 and announced the opening of the new bridge on June 8, 2015.

    Crews continue work to complete the project.

    Beginning Monday, July 6th, crews will install bridge joints.

    On Tuesday, July 7th, line striping will take place.

    This work is weather dependent.

    Traffic delays are expected both days. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers.

    Clean up work will continue for the remainder of the week.

    Guardrail will not be completed for a few weeks, contractor is waiting on the material to be fabricated.

  • 06/13/15

    Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 Opens

    VTrans completed construction of Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19 over the White River in Rochester and announced the opening of the new bridge on June 8, 2015. The bridge, which is located near the intersection of VT 73 and VT 100 and approximately 0.5 miles south of Rochester Village, was damaged in Tropical Storm Irene and replaced with a temporary structure. Construction began on the new bridge in 2014 to replace the temporary bridge which did not meet current Vermont State Design Standards.

    VTrans Project Manager Jennifer Fitch commented, "It has been an honor and privilege to work with the Rochester community, one of thirteen communities isolated in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.  The completion of VT 73 Bridge 19 marks a significant achievement in Vermont's recovery efforts as all the state bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene have now been rehabilitated or replaced.  It was community's support of accelerated bridge construction and partnering with the Agency of Transportation that made it possible to replace four bridges in one construction season - an unprecedented accomplishment.  Accelerated bridge construction is changing the way we do business and deliver projects to our customers."

    Following the bridge opening, construction will continue to complete removal of the temporary bridge and approaches, stone fill on the slopes, installation of the guardrail, curb, signs, final paving line striping and seeding and mulching . During this period, traffic delays will occur during most of these activities and will be controlled with flaggers.

    Rochester Bridge 19 is the final bridge of six completed in the Rochester/Middlebury/Warren Bridge Projects. Middlebury VT 125 Bridge 13, Warren VT 100 Bridge 166, Rochester VT 73 Bridge 16, Rochester VT 73 Bridge 15 and Rochester VT 73 Bridge 13 were completed in 2014.

  • 06/05/15

    Construction Update Week of June 08, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Please use caution on Route 100 at the intersection of Route 73 as it is now a gravel surface.

    During the week of June 8th, construction is scheduled to continue on Bridge 19 in Rochester.

    Crews will finish fine grading the gravel on Route 100 Monday, expect short term delays.

    Guard rail on the bridge will be installed, and it is possible the approaches will get paved, mid to late week. Expect delays on the day of paving.

    The two-lane temporary bridge will continue to carry traffic over the White River during construction. VT 100 will be open to two way traffic in the evenings. Short duration traffic impacts are expected during construction.

    Bridge 19 is scheduled to be completed in the summer and opened to traffic.

  • 06/01/15

    Construction Update Week of June 01, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    During the week of June 1st, construction is scheduled to continue on Bridge 19 in Rochester.

    Crews will begin to reconstruct the bridge approach on RT 73 early in the week. The curb on the bridge will be poured mid to late week. The approach slab on the RT 73 side will be formed and poured after backfill is completed.

    The two-lane temporary bridge will continue to carry traffic over the White River during construction. VT 100 will be open to two way traffic in the evenings. Short duration traffic impacts are expected during construction.

    Bridge 19 is scheduled to be completed in the summer and opened to traffic.

  • 05/25/15

    Construction Update Week of May 25, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    During the week of May 25th, construction is scheduled to continue on Bridge 19 in Rochester.

    Crews will begin to work on forming up the approach slab adjacent to RT 100. Route 100 will be down to one-way alternating traffic controlled with flaggers during the day for most of the week.

    The two-lane temporary bridge will continue to carry traffic over the White River during construction. VT 100 will be open to two way traffic in the evenings. Short duration traffic impacts are expected during construction.

    Bridge 19 is scheduled to be completed in the summer and opened to traffic.

  • 05/15/15

    Construction Update Week of May 18, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    During the week of May 18th, construction is scheduled to continue on Bridge 19 in Rochester.

    Crews will finish the forms for the bridge deck and do a "dry run" of the deck pour.

    The deck is scheduled to be poured on Wednesday, May 20th but will depend on weather conditions.

    Traffic delays are expected for most of the day on Wednesday the 20th for the pour.  Route 100 will be down to one way alternating traffic controlled with flaggers. Signage will be posted to alert drivers approaching the work area.  There will be concrete truck traffic through town on the day of the pour with approximately 20 round trips.  The trucks will be coming from Middlebury over Route 125 and then south on Route 100.  The first truck is expected to arrive at the bridge around 8:00 AM.

    The two-lane temporary bridge will continue to carry traffic over the White River during construction.  VT 100 will be open to two way traffic. Short duration traffic impacts are expected during construction.

    Bridge 19 is scheduled to be completed in the summer and opened to traffic.

  • 05/07/15

    Construction Update Week of May 11, 2015 - Rochester VT 73 Bridge 19

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    There will be no deck pour on Friday May 8th, see below for more information.

    During the week of May 11th, construction is scheduled to continue on Bridge 19 in Rochester.

    Crews will continue place the rebar for the bridge deck. 

    The deck is scheduled to be poured on mid to late week but will depend on weather and progress. There will be delays in traffic on the day of the pour.

    The two-lane temporary bridge will continue to carry traffic over the White River. VT 100 will be open to two way traffic. Short duration traffic impacts are expected during construction.

    Bridge 19 is scheduled to be completed in the summer and opened to traffic.

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