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2018 Update #11

Project Storyboards Debut in Front of Post Office

Have you noticed the two storyboards now standing just outside the Post Office on Main Street?

On Monday morning Highway Division Chief Matt Cram and our Highway Division crew took time off from their usual work maintaining Middlebury’s 87 miles of paved and unpaved roads to install the storyboards in the center of downtown.

The two boards are designed to provide locals and visitors with a visual overview of the Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project and with details of the 2018 construction plan.

Postmaster Joe Laramie kindly allowed us to mount the display in the high-foot-traffic space just past the footbridge connecting the National Bank to the Post Office.

One of the most interesting visuals is a photograph of the intersection of Main Street and Merchants Row in the early 1900s drawn from the vast collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum. Thanks to Joann Langrock for her help with the research!

The storyboards were a collaborative effort of VHB, the Town, and community planning and outreach specialists FHI.

On Monday afternoon I attended a pre-construction meeting with representatives from all the major players involved in the project and gathered more details on this year’s activities and timelines. I’ll continue to share these with you in the days ahead.

That’s all for today. See you downtown.

Please keep your comments and questions coming. Send me an email at and I’ll try to cover it in my next update.

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