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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 22nd

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, August 21st, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.

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Rt. 30 Closures in Brattleboro

The following dates Route 30, under I-91 Brattleboro will be closed from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to ensure the safety of the traveling public while work occurs on the new bridge.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 8th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, August 7th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.

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Whipple Street Closure

Please see the following road closure information effective MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016:

Whipple Street will be closed to through traffic for road repairs from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah O’Connell, Highway / Utilities Superintendent, at the Brattleboro Department of Public Works at (802)254 – 4255.

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Brattleboro's Comprehensive Review of Town Operations - Draft

One of the major tasks Peter Elwell announced when he took the job as Town Manager was a Comprehensive Review of Town Operations. It’s a top to bottom look at everything Brattleboro does coupled with an attempt to organize a new to-do list for the town. Added to this is some analysis of where we are doing well and where we might be coming up short. It has been a project that has had the involvement of town staff of every department.

The draft version of the document is completed and will be presented to the Selectboard Thursday night for their review and comments. In fact, the document is to be considered a “living document” so that it can be changed an updated as need be as times change. What you see here is the starting point, subject to change. That also means that you can have a role in shaping Brattleboro’s future by reading it and letting the Selectboard or Town Manager’s office know what you think.

Below you’ll find the full draft version (minus the table of contents, unnecessary here). The introduction is a letter from Mr. Elwell explaining the project and the process. He also points out some of the major lessons learned thus far in the course of creating the document.

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Brattleboro Transportation Center - Temporary Closing of Elliot Street Entrance

The Elliot Street entrance to the Brattleboro Transportation Center will be closed temporarily from Thursday, August 4th to Friday, August 5th to allow for regular maintenance of the expansion joint on the bridge from Elliot Street to the garage. The work will be performed by Nicom Coatings Corporation of Barre, Vermont.

The closing is expected to commence on August 4, 2016 at 8:00am. The work will continue until complete, with an anticipated completion date of August 5, 2016. While the Elliot Street entrance is closed, the public is asked to use the Flat Street entrance. The parking of vehicles in the Brattleboro Transportation Center will not be affected by the closure of the Elliot Street entrance.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 1st

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

Upper Dummerston Road

Upper Dummerston may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Local Motion Looking for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advocates

Is creating more opportunities for walking and biking in Brattleboro important to you? If so, Local Motion, Vermont's coalition for walking and biking, wants to hear from you. As part of their statewide expansion, Local Motion is looking for folks who are interested in bringing all of the benefits of a more walk- and bike-friendly environment into their own backyards. If this is you, sign up on Local Motion's website today!

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of July 25th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Exit 3 Ramp Closure

This Sunday, 07/17/2016, I-91 Exit 3 on ramps closure scheduled from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM will now be from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM (I-91 will remain open).

Bonnie Clark
Field Office Manager
Public Relations Officer
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.
41 Spring Tree Road | Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of July 18th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, July 17th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed.

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RT 30 Closure July 13th and 14th

Reminder:

On Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, July 14th, Route 30 under I-91 in Brattleboro will be closed from approximately 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public while work occurs on the new bridge.

Bonnie Clark
Field Office Manager
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.
41 Spring Tree Road | Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
p 802-251-0709 | f 802-251-0695

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of July 11th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

On Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, July 14th, Route 30 under I-91 in Brattleboro will be closed from approximately 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public while work occurs on the new bridge.

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Rt 30 Closure July 13th and 14th

Good Afternoon,

On Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, July 14th, Route 30 under I-91 in Brattleboro will be closed from approximately 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public while work occurs on the new bridge.

Bonnie Clark
Field Office Manager
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.
41 Spring Tree Road | Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 27th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Monday, July 4th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 20th

Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 20th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound. No additional restrictions are anticipated.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Elliot Street Bridge Closed For Repair

I'm a bit surprised that no one has mentioned that the Elliot Street bridge construction is now underway. Work started a few days ago.

If you are used to using the bridge near the end of Elliot, where it meets up with Williams, Birge, etc. as a crosstown cut-through, you will need to change your travel plans for a short while.

If you are a fan of Public Works, take this chance to go see the project.

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1-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 13th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound. No additional restrictions are anticipated.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Reinventing Harmony Place: Unveiling the Vision 5/31/16

You are invited to come celebrate, as we take a few whacks at the old Frankie's Pizza building, and reveal a new vision for Harmony Place. Hear about the extraordinary transformation that will take place over the next year right in the heart of our downtown. Just imagine a social hub adjacent to the newly restored Brooks House featuring a pedestrian friendly gathering spot complete with a fountain, a performance stage, bistro tables, trees and flowers, artistic lighting and so much more.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 6th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound. No additional restrictions are anticipated.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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