North Hero-Grand Isle drawbridge construction update

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North Hero-Grand Isle drawbridge construction update

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:43am -- tim

Vermont Agency of Transportation

DATE: Friday, 10/15/2021

TRAFFIC IMPACT: US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor is working from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday.

The temporary bridge has a speed limit of 25 mph. There are tight curves approaching the temporary bridge, and trucks are advised to reduce speed to 15 mph. Bicycles should use caution while crossing the bridge.

The work zone speed limit is enforced, and individuals have been ticketed for excessive speeding. Obeying the speed limit is extremely important for everyone's safety.

NOTICE TO MARINERS: The drawbridge seasonal, daily operation will end today at 8:00 PM. You may request a bridge opening by contacting the bridge tender on Channel 13 or at 802-372-4360. The bridge will not open unless a request is made. 

All mariners must pass with extreme caution and NO WAKE.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: This week on the west side of the existing bridge, the contractor placed concrete for the final lift of the north horseshoe walls. Next week, the contractor will install shoring and formwork for the top slabs of the pier.

On the east side of the existing bridge, the contractor is placing concrete for the final lift of the south horseshoe walls today. Next week, the contractor will start to install formwork, shoring towers and reinforcing steel for the top slabs of the pier. They will also remove the third lift wall formwork once the concrete is out of cure.

The VTrans drone pilot completed a video of the flyover of the drawbridge.

You can also view the video here: https://youtu.be/llOr9K81Wsk

LOCATION: US Route 2, drawbridge connecting North Hero and Grand Isle, VT.