Construction Update
Route 9 Ledge Stabilization, Woodford
DATE: Thursday, 7/22/21

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Traffic holds may be necessary beginning mid-week next week. Motorists should anticipate long delays between 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. beginning Wednesday, 7/28/21.

A lane shift is in place for westbound traffic (heading toward Bennington). Motorists are urged to reduce speed coming into the project area.

Travel will remain reduced from two lanes to one lane in the project area for eastbound traffic (traffic heading out of Bennington/Woodford toward Searsburg and Wilmington).


CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:

The contractor will continue excavating and removing overburden and brush at the top of the ledge.

The contractor is in the process of finalizing preparations for blasting. The first blast is tentatively scheduled for mid-week next week.  A project alert will go out prior to the start of blasting operations.

A traffic hold is anticipated for mid-week next week between 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. for blasting operations. Details will be issued along with the project alert.

The traveling public should be aware of some truck vehicle movements leaving and entering the work zone.
Work on the access road at the top of the North Ledge.
Crane mats and fencing at the barrier wall to absorb falling rock during blasting
LOCATION: Route 9 just east of Notch Road in Woodford, VT approximately 2.9 miles east of the Bennington-Woodford town line.


PROJECTED COMPLETION: Fall 2022
Contact Information:
Name - Natalie Boyle
Phone - (802) 855-3893
Email - nboyle@eivtech.com
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