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June 23, 2011

Temporary bridge at U.S. 2 in Richmond now open

A temporary bridge and road at the U.S. 2 Checkered House Bridge in Richmond opened Wednesday. The temporary, two-lane bridge over the Winooski River is directly adjacent to the existing 1929 bridge on U.S. 2. Construction of the temporary bridge will allow traffic to flow smoothly on U.S. 2 while construction is underway at the existing 1929 bridge.

The total length of the temporary bridge is 392 feet with a 266-foot center span. The temporary bridge will be used for two years until the Checkered House Bridge is re-opened in late spring 2013.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation urges motorists to please use caution when navigating the construction site and abide by all posted speed limits.

-State Agency of Transportation

Road repairs

Due to the recent flooding and severe rain, damaged roads may cause road or lane closures. Motorists should take care and be alert for Town and State crews repairing damage to roads and highways. Motorists should be alert for workers mowing, filling potholes and cleaning catch basins on the highway and state roads throughout Chittenden County, which may require occasional lane closures. VTrans paint crews are painting state and certain town highways. Paint areas are signed.

-Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization

Comments

  1. Louis M. Izzo says:

    I take frequent walks in my neighborhood and surrounding sidewalks/roads on Industrial Avenue and Rt 2-A and occasionally see what appears to be a dog-poop bag, nicely tied, but simply left there in the road or on the sidewalk. I would like to remind dog-walkers that this is not appropriate. Please carry it off.

    Thank you for meeting your legal responsibilities.

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