Traffic Update: Main Street Bridge Maintenance Scheduled for Thursday AM Just a quick heads up that a VTrans bridge maintenance crew will be in town Thursday morning to re-secure a minor connecting part on the Main Street temporary bridge. We expect them to arrive at about 9:30 AM and for the work to take about half an hour. During this time, only one lane of the bridge will be open. A flagger will direct traffic. Main Street will remain open throughout. It will just take
Trees on the Track, When Amtrak Comes To Town JP Sicard expects to complete tree clearing in the rail corridor by the end of this week. This photograph, which I took on Sunday from Cross Street Bridge, shows trees cut and stacked along the east bank of the Otter Creek ready for hauling to HOPE and eventual distribution to those in need of firewood. As a reminder, JP Sicard is clearing trees and brush along the rail corridor between Water Street and the Elm Street overpass.
Reimagining Printer’s Alley and Triangle Park, Donating Firewood to HOPE With much of the 2018 construction work taking place in Printer’s Alley and Triangle Park, several folks have recently asked about the timeline and the process involved in deciding what these two key pieces of downtown real estate will look like once the Rail & Bridge Project is done. Let’s take a look at how we expect things to work. VHB, the engineering firm responsible for designing the project, has c
Neighbors Together Unveils State-Funded Plan to Market Middlebury I’m writing with news other than the weather! Earlier this week the Town of Middlebury and the Vermont Agency of Transportation signed a Grant Agreement that provides $75,000 in state and federal funds to market Middlebury’s business community in 2018. Built into the Agreement is the expectation that the State will grant the Town additional funding in 2019 and 2020 based on experience gained and lessons learned
2018 Work Set To Begin with Clearing of Trees in Sections of Downtown Rail Corridor Work on Middlebury’s Bridge and Rail Project this year gets underway next week with tree cutting, removal, and disposal on segments of State-owned landed in Middlebury’s downtown rail corridor. The tree clearing is needed to accomplish this year’s two primary construction goals: 1) building new stormwater drainage infrastructure for the rail corridor and the central downtown area and 2) const