Road Watch

July 14, 2011

North Williston Road closure

On July 14, North Williston Road will be closed to through traffic at the railroad crossing near Fay Lane and Chapman Lane because of reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured.
Motorists should be aware of trucks entering and leaving construction on the side of Vermont 2A near the Essex Junction line.
-Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization

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 on June 29. 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. It took about 14 weeks to build, with construction beginning in late March. 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.
All legally permitted truck traffic can use the new temporary bridge.
-State Agency of Transportation