Frequently Asked Questions

Woodstock Village US 4 Bridge 51 FAQs

What is the purpose of this bridge project?

The project will replace the existing concrete T-beams with a new superstructure matching the existing geometry using Accelerated Bridge Construction methods. The existing bridge substructure is currently in good condition while the deck and superstructure are only in fair condition.

When is construction scheduled?

Construction is scheduled to start in March. The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018.

What is the duration of the bridge closure for this project?

The bridge closure is scheduled for a 21-day period between April 16th and May 7th.

What is the detour route during construction?

The bridge will be closed for a 21-day period. During the bridge closure, traffic will be maintained on an offsite detour. Pedestrian traffic will also be accommodated with a temporary pedestrian detour route.

Local Detour: US Route 4 to Elm Street, Pleasant St, back to US Route 4 (0.56 miles). The local detour route is not appropriate for trucks due to the geometric constraints and the volume of traffic on US Route 4.

Route 4 Detour (39.7 miles): US Route 4, to VT Route 12, US Route 5 (VT Route 12), VT Route 44, VT Route 106, back to US Route 4

White River – Rutland Truck Detour (55 miles):

Rutland to White River: US Route 4 east, to VT Route 100 north, to VT Route 107 north, to Interstate 89 south.

White River to Rutland: Interstate 89 / Interstate 91, I-89 north to Exit 3, to VT 107 south, to VT 100 south, to US Route 4 west.

Who is the contractor?

The contractor is Cold River Bridges.

How can I learn more about this project?

To learn more about this project, sign up to receive weekly email updates during the construction period. A public meeting in March will include a presentation on the project and an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the project team. The public meeting notice is available on this website. VTrans also has a telephone hotline for this project: (802) 496-3376.

Why did VTrans choose Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) for this bridge?

VTrans chose ABC for this bridge to reduce the duration of construction, cost, and impacts to the public.

Ludlow Bridge 25

Why is this bridge being replaced?

The Ludlow VT 103 Bridge 25 Project will replace the existing bridge with a new bridge that meets current design standards. The existing bridge was built in 1928 and is in “fair” condition with noticeable deterioration and spalling. Several safety issues were identified in the bridge inspection report including the bridge superstructure geometry, roadway approach transitions, and substandard approach roadway guardrail.

When is construction scheduled?

Construction is scheduled for summer of 2017. The bridge will be closed for a 35 day period between June 1st and August 31st. For two weeks before and after the Bridge Closure Period, traffic will be maintained on the bridge with one-lane alternating traffic.

VTrans will announce the start date when confirmed on this website and in email messages to those who register for email updates.

What is the detour route during construction?

Map of Detour

During construction, traffic will be rerouted on VT 103, VT 11, and VT 100.

The maximum length of the detour is 30 miles, which adds 18 miles to the current travel distance. A local route, which adds 0.7 miles to the current travel distance, will also be signed. This local route is not allowed for truck traffic. This bypass route involves local residential streets and sharp turns that trucks may not be able to safely navigate.

Who is the contractor?

The contractor is Cold River Bridges, LLC.

How can I learn more about this project?

To learn more about this project, sign up to receive email updates. Weekly construction updates will be issued during the construction period. A public meeting in April will include a presentation on the project and an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the project team.

Why did VTrans choose Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) for this bridge?

VTrans chose ABC for this bridge to reduce the duration of construction and impacts to the public.

What is the closure duration for this project?

The bridge will be closed for a 35 day period between June 1st and August 31st. VTrans will announce the start date when confirmed. Updates will be posted on this website and emailed to those who register for email updates.

Ludlow Bridge 99

What is the purpose of this bridge project?

This project will replace the bridge deck. Replacing the bridge deck will preserve and extend the service life of the bridge. The bridge deck is in fair condition while the superstructure and substructure are in good condition. Bridge inspectors have observed areas of heavy saturation, cracking, and efflorescence in the deck which is evidence of significant concrete deterioration.

When is construction scheduled?

Construction is scheduled for late spring of 2017. The bridge will be closed for a 10 day period in May. For two weeks before and after the Bridge Closure Period, traffic will be maintained on the bridge with one-lane alternating traffic.

What is the detour route during construction?

The regional route will be signed using VT 100, US 4, US 7 and VT 103. The regional route has a maximum length of 53 miles. There is a local bypass of 2 miles, however, the local route involves dirt roads, a narrow bridge, and a sharp turn that trucks may not be able to safely navigate.

Who is the contractor?

The contractor is Belden Company, Inc.

How can I learn more about this project?

To learn more about this project, sign up to receive email updates. Weekly construction updates will be issued during the construction period.

Why did VTrans choose Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) for this bridge?

VTrans chose ABC for this bridge to reduce the duration of construction and impacts to the public.

What is the closure duration for this project?

The bridge will be closed for a 10 day period in the month of May 2017. VTrans will announce the start date when confirmed. Updates will be posted on this website and emailed to those who register for email updates.