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

Route 30: One-Way Traffic and Night Work: Night work on the new bridge Route 30 will be conducted Monday night, March 2nd through Friday night, March 6th. Traffic on Vermont Route 30 within the work zone will be reduced to one-way starting later this week, so that the team can work on a very slight realignment of Route 30. Work will be conducted during daylight hours only, and flaggers will be present to control traffic. The work will be completed by the end of next week.

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.

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Heavy Traffic on I-91 at Exit 2 & 3 This Weekend

Please expect heavy traffic and resulting delays between Exits 2 and 3 on I-91 this weekend. Traffic is likely to be heaviest northbound on Friday afternoon and evening, and southbound on Sunday afternoon and evening. Those with flexible travel planes should consider alternate travel times and/or routes. Please also consider using Vt Rt 5 as an alternate route.

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

UPCOMING I-91 CLOSURE NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND: Wednesday Night (2/18) 7:00 pm – 6:00 am and Thursday Night (2/19) 7:00 pm – 6:00 am.

Night work on the new bridge will continue at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Sunday night, February 22nd thru Friday night, February 27th (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.

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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, February 21, 2015. There has been a lot of progress at the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge project site, which will be shared with attendees. The talks 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 Garrett Hoffman, Design Manager for FIGG (bridge designer).

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I-91 To Close Between Exits 2 and 3 Overnight February 18, 19

I-91 between Exits 3 and 2 and the Exit 3 on ramps will be closed to both Northbound and and Southbound traffic so that crews can install a glare screen that will help shield the glare from on-coming headlights. The closure is scheduled for the nights of Wednesday 2/18 and Thursday 2/19 from 7:00 PM to 6:00AM. Traffic will use Route 5 as a detour.

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Expect President's Day Weekend Traffic Delays on I-91 in Brattleboro Area

The traveling public is advised to expect traffic delays on I-91 northbound between Exits 2 and 3 in the Brattleboro area. These delays are likely to occur during periods of high traffic volume. Expect delays on I-91 Northbound on Friday afternoon and evening, and on I-91 Southbound on Sunday and Monday afternoon of President’s Day Weekend. Motorists are encouraged to use Route 5 as an alternate route between Exits 2 and 3, and those with flexible travel plans are encouraged to schedule their travel to avoid high travel periods.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project: Detour Thursday

Tomorrow, 2/12/15, I-91 Southbound between Exits 3 and 2 will be closed to all traffic from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Exit 3 on ramp will be closed to both NB and SB traffic. The interstate will be closed so crews may complete necessary repairs to developing pot holes. Traffic will use Route 5 as a detour.

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

Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, February 9th thru Friday night, February 13th.

Travelers are advised to take high traffic volumes associated with Presidents Day weekend into account when making travel plans.

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.

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Brattleboro Planning Commission Agenda for February 2, 2015

The Brattleboro Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 2, 2015 in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. The agenda is as follows:

A. Meeting called to Order

B. Approve Minutes of January 14, 2015

C. Announcements

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

Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, February 2nd thru Friday night, February 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.

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Another Chance - DRB Review Postponed

For those who did not come to the meeting with Brattleboro's  Development Review board last Weds the 21st, you have another chance. The Retroactive Site Plan submitted by ZB Properties will not be reviewed until Feb 18th. It was postponed. I will post another announcement when the meeting gets closer.

I did learn that public comments and supporting documents can be entered into the record at that time. In other words THIS IS IT. If interested landowners or the public wants any input pertaining to the approval or rejection of what has been done to this property (282 and 486 Western Ave). This is your only opportunity to do so.

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I-95 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of January 25

Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, January 26th thru Friday night, January 30th.

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.

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I’ve been trying to follow recent threads on town politics and process, (amendments, charter revision, RTM v Selectboard v Open Meeting, committees, juristictions, budgets) it’s pretty exasperating to not be able to pin-point what is what, or when or why. And who is driving the train, and where do ordinary citizens fit in?

To the best of my discernment here’s how it works here.  There’s no straight line between any two points, and no item, article or initiative, will be judged based on its own merit. By affixing and conflating two and sometimes more disparate issues or events, a crucible for divining the true will of the people is prepared.

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Planning-in-Reverse

If you want to see how a developer (ZB Properties) can clear cut their land located at 382 Western Ave, create a public eye sore,  devalue adjacent property values and then AFTER-THE-FACT apply for a site plan, come.

Come, this Wed - Jan 21,  to the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municiple Center at 7PM. Watch ZB Properties apply for a "Retroactive Site Plan" and observe how the town’s Developmental Review Board conducts planning-in-reverse.

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

Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, January 19th thru Friday night, January 23rd.

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.

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