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  • 06/07/18

    VTrans Completes Woodstock Village Bridge Replacement Project

    At noon today, the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced the completion of the Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51 Project. All construction and detour signage has been removed, and the site cleared.

    Construction began in April to replace the existing bridge superstructure carrying US Route 4 over the Kedron Brook. During construction, the bridge was closed for a period of 17 days and traffic was maintained on local and regional detours. The bridge reopened on May 2nd, five days ahead of schedule.

    After the new bridge reopened, crews continued work to complete sidewalks, paving, and bridge railings. The contractor, Cold River Bridges, LLC., completed all work during daytime hours between 7 AM and 6 PM.

    The Woodstock Village Bridge 51 Project replaced the existing concrete T-beams with a new superstructure matching the existing geometry using Accelerated Bridge Construction methods to reduce costs, onsite construction time and the duration of the bridge closure period.

    The new superstructure matches the original cross section and provides two 11-foot travel lanes and two 8-foot parking lanes on either side with sidewalks. The new bridge superstructure also features a new railing appropriately designed to blend in with the Woodstock Village Historic District.

    The Woodstock Village Bridge 51 Project is part of the South Central Vermont Bridge Projects, a series of bridge replacement projects in the South Central Vermont area that will meet the immediate and long range needs of the region. The series consists of seven bridges, six of which have been completed. The last project in the series, Killington US Route 4 Bridge 33 over Ottauquechee River, is scheduled for construction in 2020.

     

About The Project(s)

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) initiated this series of bridge reconstruction projects in 2015. Since 2015, bridge projects have been completed in Andover (2015), Weston (2016), and Woodstock (2016,) and Ludlow (2017). In 2018, VTrans will reconstruct Woodstock Village Bridge. The Killington Bridge is scheduled for construction in 2020.

The bridge replacement projects include:

Construction of each bridge will require a bridge closure period.

All of the bridges will be constructed using Accelerated Bridge Construction methods to expedite construction and reduce impacts to the public.

Please check this website frequently for project updates, and information on construction activities and travel routes during the construction period.