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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of November 15

Route 30 under I-91 will be closed on Friday, November 20th from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM to ensure public safety as we conduct work on the new bridge above Route 30. This work is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, November 29 (Thanksgiving weekend) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.

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RT 30 Closing Scheduled For Thursday

On Thursday, November 5, Route 30 under I-91 will be closed from approximately 6:00AM to 8:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public when we pour concrete for the new bridge in a location above Route 30.

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

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Rt 30 Closing Now On Thursday, Or Friday

The Route 30 closure under I-91 that was scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled to Thursday or Friday. We will get a notice out as soon as we know which day will work. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

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RT 30 Closing On Wednesday, Weather Permitting

On Wednesday, November 4, the section of Route 30 immediately under 1-91 will be closed from approximately 5:00AM to 8:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public when we pour concrete for the new bridge above Route 30. This work is weather dependent, and may need to be rescheduled.

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

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

We will schedule two single-day closures of Route 30 in the immediate vicinity of I-91 in November-- one the week of November 1 and another in mid-November. These closures are to ensure public safety as we conduct work on the new bridge above Route 30.

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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RT 30 Closed Today (Oct 30)

Reminder: On Friday, October 30, Route 30 will be closed from approximately 5:00AM to 8:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public when we pour concrete for the new bridge in a location above Route 30.

This work is weather dependent, and may need to be rescheduled, if inclement weather prevents a concrete pour on Friday.

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

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

On Friday, October 30, Route 30 will be closed from approximately 5:00AM to 8:00 PM to ensure the safety of the traveling public when we pour concrete for the new bridge in a location above Route 30.

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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Upper Dummerston Road Closing

Upper Dummerston Road will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm between Senator Gannett Drive and East Orchard Street to replace a culvert.

Emergency services, delivery vehicles, and local traffic will NOT be permitted through the closure during those hours. Motorists must seek alternate routes.

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Brattleboro Land Use Regulations Selectboard Hearings Scheduled for Oct 27 and Nov 10

The hearings will be at 6:15 p.m. in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center.

The final draft is available for review online and at the Brattleboro Planning Services Department, Town Clerk's Office and the Brooks Memorial Library.

This is an entirely new set of land use regulations that will affect the entire town, replacing the current Brattleboro Zoning Ordinance and Brattleboro Subdivision Regulations. More information about the proposed regulations, how the new regulations will implement our town plan, and the proposed zoning map are available on the project website.

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

Starting the night of Friday, October 16 and continuing for the first part of next week we will have some short (approx. 10 minute) traffic interruptions on RT 30 as we launch our formwork out over Route 30.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, October 18from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open. The October 18 closure is the last scheduled closure of the on ramps in October.

I-91

Please see above re Sunday closure of Exit 3 on ramps.

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-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of October 11

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Monday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open. The Exit 3 on ramps will also be closed on Sunday October 18 to manage leaf-peeping traffic. The October 18 closure will be the last closure in October.

I-91

Please see above re weekend closures of Exit 3 on ramps.

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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Main Street Sidewalk Project Update

Good morning! If you frequent Main Street, then you will have noticed that the sidewalk project is approaching completion and really winding down. At this time there are only two small portions of sidewalk that are not complete. The curbing and underground conduit is all installed. Green Mountain Power is expected to have all the new street lights installed, operational, and the old ones removed next week. The remaining work will be relatively low impact (items like finishing the sign installations, replacing the meters, etc.).

This morning, we did a 'walk through' with the crew to make sure that the site is neat, tidy, and welcoming for the upcoming holiday weekend. Any remaining items onsite are the bare necessities to ensure pedestrian safety.

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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, October 10, 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 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, October 10, 2015, 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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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of October 4

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, October 4 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open. Sunday closures will continue through October to manage leaf-peeping traffic.

I-91

Please see above re Sunday closures of Exit 3 on ramps.

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 Regional Economic Hub Study Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group will meet on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Building Flood Resiliency Through Better Land Management: An Upcoming Workshop

Landowners and land managers have a direct impact on flooding and the capacity of land to withstand storm events through their land management practices. Well managed lands help reduce flooding and its impacts by stabilizing soils, thereby minimizing erosion, and retaining water onsite, which reduces peak runoff and the damaging energy of floodwaters.

Join us for a land management workshop on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10am to 3pm to learn about best management practices (BMPs) for flood- and erosion-prone lands and the programs and resources that are available to help landowners conserve their properties. Designed for landowners, farmers, foresters, and other land-based professionals, this workshop will create a framework for understanding river dynamics, healthy vs. impacted streams, the essentials of managing forest and agricultural lands and the basics of riverbank restoration.

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Main Street Sidewalk Update #9

Once again, this has been a very busy week on the Main Street Sidewalk Replacement Project! Several of the new street lights on the northern end of the project are installed, functional, and the old ones next to them removed. They look great and work into the viewscape quite nicely. By the end of the day today, we will be finished removing sidewalk and the remainder of the curbing (from High Street to the south end of the project) will be installed. The concrete crew will continue to work their way south with the new sidewalks and we anticipate that operation to be complete by next Friday if the beautiful weather holds out for us.

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Conserving Our Water Resources: Green Infrastructure Workshops

The quantity and quality of water in our region has direct impacts on all of us. Flooding causes a huge financial burden on municipalities, businesses, and individuals while threatening public safety. Droughts lead to crop failures, inadequate domestic water supplies, and stressed ecosystems. Water quality degradation diminishes ecosystem health, domestic water supplies, and recreational opportunities. New Vermont Clean Water Act legislation reinforces the need for all of us to treat water as a valuable resource.

Green Infrastructure (GI) is a suite of design tools and structural techniques that address all of these water issues by employing strategies that help to maintain natural hydrologic processes. GI presents significant opportunities for Vermont municipalities, businesses and individuals to reduce the impacts of stormwater on budgets and assets while protecting vital natural resources. As we adapt to the impacts of climate change, it is essential that we seek strategies to protect life, property, and our region’s natural resources.

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Main Street Sidewalk Update #8

Fortunately this week has presented us with perfect weather for construction! All the crews are moving full steam ahead and as you may have noticed, the majority of the sidewalks from High Street to Walnut Street are poured and opened!

We were able to get the small ditch on the street side of the new curbing paved earlier this week that will make parking and walking much easier on that portion of the project. The crew installing the brick strip is also moving right along (the picture above is an example of their work in the High Street bump out). We've gotten many questions about the purpose of the brick strip. Not only is it a decorative feature that ties together with our historic brick structures on Main Street, but it will allow us access to the underground electrical conduits in the future.

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

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, September 27 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open. Sunday closures will continue through October to manage leaf-peeping traffic.

I-91

Please see above re Sunday closures of Exit 3 on ramps.

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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