Frequently Asked Questions

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.