To rectify a rock fall that occurred in 2012 and forced a temporary closing of a portion of I-89 in Berlin, Vt. , the state of Vermont removed a 1,400 ft. section of rock from the area.
Most of the blasting that was done to remove the rock was completed, but small blasts may be needed to complete the job.
A $25 million road rehabilitation has crews working after hours in the towns of Waterbury and Stowe, Vt. The Route 100 project, approximately 9.5 mi. long, is necessary to address the poor pavement condition along the corridor, due to underlying concrete slabs that have caused reflective cracking into the top courses.
The Main Street temporary bridge in downtown was reopened on Aug. 7, by late afternoon/early evening. A new pedestrian bridge has been installed, allowing foot traffic to resume on Main Street. Main Street will be open to all travelers. Merchants Row remains closed as the construction crew installs a temporary bridge over the railroad.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in collaboration with the Town of Middlebury, is undertaking a project to replace two nearly 100-year-old rail bridges in the center of Middlebury with a tunnel. The two bridges are about 300 ft. (91.4 m) apart, with one located on Main Street/VT 30 and the other on Merchants Row.