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Brattleboro's Lower Whetstone Brook Corridor: Planning a Design Response to Climate Change Charrette, June 6 - 8

With assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Town of Brattleboro will host a 3-day design charrette from June 6-8, 2016. This a multi-day opportunity for property owners, business owners and Brattleboro residents to collaborate with a team of planners, landscape architects, and hydrologists to create a new vision for the Lower Whetstone Brook.

“We were inspired by work of other communities redesigning urban river spaces with a focus on ecology, flood protection and amenity,” said Rod Francis, Brattleboro Planning Director. “Scientific research predicts more frequent and heavier downpours leading to increased flooding, this is the right time to visualize a resilient urban landscape for downtown Brattleboro.”

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Weekend of May 27th and Week of May 30th

I-91

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Monday (Memorial Day), from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.

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. There will be no lane closures scheduled during the holiday weekend.

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Does This Get the Selectmen's Juices Flowing?

How about the Townspeople of Bratt? 

Written by Michael Knight who advocates living in a Sharing Economy rather than a selfish economy. His facebook page can be found hither: https://www.facebook.com/michaelevknight?fref=nf

"By working TOGETHER and SHARING we can use a lot less vehicles which helps starve the money beast/system more/faster. We could have just 1 fifteen passenger van for every 45-60 people in a town. Members can take turns driving other members around town in the vans as part of their 10 - 20 hours a week for the community.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of May 16th

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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Frost Street Closed Monday May 16

Please see the following road closure information effective MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016:

Frost Place will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of Brook Street to the Elliot Street Bridge for a water line project. Local Traffic will have access from the Brook Street end. The closure hours will be from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of May 9th

Upper Dummerston Road will be closed Thursday, May 12th beginning at 5:00 AM and ending at 9:00 PM so that the project team can work on concrete deck placement. This work is weather dependent.

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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Brattleboro: Safer Streets Forum

Please plan to come to Brattleboro: Safer Streets Forum tomorrow night, Thursday, May 5th at the River Garden between 5-7:30.

The goals of the forum are three-fold:

1. The town can inform residents of ongoing work and projects that relate to bike/ped infrastructure.

2. Local volunteer groups can inform residents of their work on projects that relate to bike/ped safety.

3. Town residents have a chance to bring their concerns directly to the various groups who work on bike/ped issues.

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BMAC Invites Input On Environmental Cleanup Plan for 11 Arch Street, Brattleboro

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center has developed an environmental cleanup plan for the property located at 11 Arch Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. The cleanup activities are being performed in support of property redevelopment for museum operations.  It is anticipated that the environmental cleanup will be funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Cleanup program.

A public meeting to discuss the draft cleanup plan will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of May 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.

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Brattleboro: Safer Streets Forum

Are you interested in the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians on Brattleboro’s roads?

Are you interested in road projects in Brattleboro that relate to bicyclists and pedestrians?

If so, please plan to come to Brattleboro: Safer Streets Forum on Thursday, May 5th at the River Garden between 5-7:30. 

The goals of the forum are three-fold:

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Brattleboro Transportation Center - Temporary Stairwell Closing

The stairwell on the east side of the Brattleboro Transportation Center will be closed temporarily to allow for a complete replacement of the stair unit. In addition, there will be a temporary closure of the rear potion of the alleyway between 77 Flat Street and 64 Elliot Street to protect the public during construction and to allow crews unobstructed access the job site. The work will be performed by Wright Construction of Mt. Holly, Vermont.

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Brattleboro Water Main Flushing To Begin

Utilities Division crews will start Spring Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday, May 7, 2016.

NOTE!! Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of May 9 and 16.

Please note that water main flushing will occur at night and also during the day.

Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure, and in some areas, intervals of no water.

Night flushing will occur from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. Day flushing will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Retting Place Closure in Brattleboro

Effective immediately, Retting Place will be closed at Green Street for several weeks. This closure is part of the Green Street Wall Project.

Access to Retting Place will be from High Street.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes while this project is in progress.

If there are questions or concerns about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

Town of Brattleboro
Department of Public Works
Highway Division

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Public Invited to 'Trail Talk' to be held for I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project

The PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site “trail talk” for the Public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. There has been a lot of progress at the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge project site since the last trail talk. The talk will originate at the West River Trail near the marina. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and William Johnson, Senior Quality Engineer for FIGG (bridge designer).

Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

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Portion of Harmony Lot Closed Monday

As part of the Green Street Retaining Wall Project, the WEST side of the Harmony Parking lot will be closed on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 6:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Barrett, Director of Public Works, at the Brattleboro Department of Public Works at (802) 254-4255.

Town of Brattleboro
Department of Public Works

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of April 3

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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Upper Dummerston Road Work Postponed

The Upper Dummerston Road closure scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to next week, because the project team needs consistent warm weather for concrete deck placement work.

Cindy Cook
Principal, Adamant Accord, Inc.
Past Vice President, Association for Conflict Resolution

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Upper Dummerston Road Closed on Thursday, 3/31, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Upper Dummerston Road will be closed on Thursday, March 31st from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM so that the project team can work on concrete deck placement

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Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of March 27

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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Green Street Retaining Wall Construction

Renaud Brothers of Vernon, Vermont has been awarded the contract to rebuild the Green Street Retaining Wall. Construction on the Green Street Wall will begin during the week of March 21st. We anticipate that the project will be complete within 60 days. Public Works will release periodic updates for this project.

Emergency services, delivery vehicles, pedestrians, and local traffic will NOT be permitted through the closure during the construction season. Please seek an alternate route.

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