300-Ton Crane Arrives in Triangle Park Monday The Highlights Intermittent lane closures on Main Street Monday as crane parts are trucked in Main Street closed overnight on Monday to assemble crane boom in roadway Public Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at 7 PM The twin 200-ton cranes that we featured in last week’s update arrived on schedule this week and were assembled in Printer’s Alley overnight Monday and just north of Cross Street Bridge during the day Wednesday.
Temporary Detour for Motorists Entering and Exiting the Marble Works The Highlights Middle Seymour Street closed to thru traffic starting Wednesday 7 AM Traffic to enter and exit the Marble Works from Seymour Street Middle Seymour to reopen each evening at 7 PM and at the weekend I hope you’re managing well in this unexpectedly warm June. You may recall in last week’s construction update I mentioned that ECI would be upgrading the Town’s stormwater line that runs down Middle
Cranes for Setting Precast To Start Arriving in Town Next Week The Highlights 200-ton cranes to be assembled downtown in preparation for tunnel construction Middle Seymour entrance to the Marble Works reduced to one lane next two weeks Upcoming live updates on WVTK If you’re a fan of heavy machinery—or just intrigued by the thought of what a 300-ton crane sitting in the center of downtown would look like—the next two weeks may be your cup of tea. With the construction of the
Downtown Main Street To Close Briefly Wednesday Morning The Highlights Kubricky to conduct a trial run of precast from Fifield Farm to central downtown Main Street to close between Cross Street roundabout and Seymour Street 6:30 – 8:30 AM Parking on South Main Street and in front of Ilsley Library temporarily cordoned off Early Wednesday morning Kubricky will conduct a trial run of the precast tunnel pieces from the Fifield Farm marshaling yard to the intersection of Merchant
10-Week Shutdown Dates Set The Highlights Construction of downtown tunnel expected to start on or about July 13 Main Street to close briefly next Wednesday morning The turning point in the long and at times charged history of our downtown rail and bridge project took place at the East Middlebury United Methodist Church in August 2016. It was in a meeting there that the Middlebury Selectboard and VTrans leadership agreed to reset the entire project and committed to rebuilding
Progress, Step by Step The Highlights Construction moves from Main Street back into rail corridor Precast nears half-way point at Fifield marshaling yard There’s a rhythm and predictability to the work now taking place downtown. Yes, it can be noisy, dusty, and in the way. And we know it will get more so before it gets better. But the methodical, day by day progress toward project completion seems somehow reassuring, set as it is against the larger uncertainties and worries