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  • 10/02/17

    VTrans Completes Bridge Replacement Projects in Ludlow, VT

    Ludlow, VT--October 2, 2017- The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the completion of the Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 and Ludlow VT 103 Bridge 25 replacement projects. Work on Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99, located over Branch Brook, was completed on September 15, 2017. Crews completed the remaining work on Ludlow VT 103 Bridge 25 over Black River on September 28, 2017. Accelerated Bridge Construction methods were used to reduce the duration of construction and impacts to the public.

    Crews worked throughout May to replace the aging bridge deck on Bridge 99. The single span cast-in-place deck was replaced by new pre-cast deck panels utilizing the existing beams and abutments. The bridge re-opened to traffic on schedule just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Following the bridge re-opening, crews continued work on waterproofing, paving, the installation of the approach rails, and site restoration, which were completed through the end of June under lane closures. With the installation of the remaining guard rails in August, the replacement of Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 is now complete.

    Bridge 25, originally a two-span superstructure, was replaced by a new single span steel girder structure with a concrete deck. Crews began construction of the new bridge at the end of May and re-opened the bridge to traffic in mid-July, three days ahead of schedule. The remaining work including the bridge rail, waterproofing, line striping, the installation of the bridge and guard rails, and site restoration were completed through mid-August under lane closures.

    The Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 and VT 103 Bridge 25 replacement projects are 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, three of which were completed in 2016. The Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51 over Kedron Brook is scheduled to begin construction in 2018. The last project in the series, Killington US Route 4 Bridge 33 over Ottauquechee River, is scheduled for construction in 2019.

    Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is illegal in Vermont to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

    Contact Public Outreach Hotline, 802-496-3376 with questions.

    Website: http://southcentralvtbridges.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/bridge_projects/

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About The Project(s)

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) initiated this series of bridge replacement projects in 2015. In 2015 and 2016, projects were completed in Andover, Weston, and Woodstock. In 2017, VTrans is undertaking two bridge replacement projects in Ludlow. Projects in Woodstock Village and Killington are scheduled for construction in 2018.

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.