Temporary Bridges Update #2: Weekly Review
The one-sentence takeaway: There will be very limited parking downtown on Main Street between the intersection with Merchants Row and Seymour Street. Pedestrians will be able to access all buildings at all times.
Goal of this week’s work
To install minipile supports underneath Main Street Bridge.
Why is this work taking place?
To facilitate construction of the new bridge when it’s installed. Minipiles cannot be installed once the temporary bridges are in place.
On Monday morning, Kubricky will cordon off both the eastbound lane of Main Street and parking on the St. Stephen’s side of the Village Green, from the intersection of Merchants Row to the crosswalk connecting the Post Office and the Village Green. Equipment will be moved Into the cordoned off area to install 4-5 minipiles in the eastbound lane of Main Street near Triangle Park.
To maintain two-way traffic on Main Street, parking on the Post Office side of Main Street will be eliminated, also from Merchants Row to the crosswalk.
Once minipiles are installed in the eastbound lane, work will shift to the westbound lane. This may happen later in the week.
Work hours = 7 AM – 5:30 PM
Pedestrian & Bike Access
Bicyclists can use the travel lane or walk their bike on the sidewalk. The north side of Main Street sidewalk remains open from Cannon Park to North Pleasant Street. The sidewalk over the south side of Main Street Bridge remains closed. Access St. Stephen’s from the crosswalk connecting the Post Office and the Village Green.
Tuesday on Merchants Row
On Tuesday, similar to Friday’s work on Main Street, Kubricky will drill a test pit on Merchants Row to identify the location of the town’s waterline, sewer force main, and electrical line underneath the roadway. This is to prepare for the installation of minipiles on Merchants Row in mid-June. Impacts: temporary (one day) loss of parking both sides of Merchants Row. Kubricky will maintain two-way traffic on Merchants Row.
Middlebury College Reunion Weekend
No work will take place on the weekend, June 10-11.
The altered traffic pattern and loss of parking on Main Street, however will remain in effect, though we are working with Kubricky to restore some parking. Drilling equipment must remain in place on Main Street for continuing work the week of June 12.