PROJECT LOCATION: The Bennington Paving Project begins along Route 9 in the vicinity of the 4 Chimneys Inn and continues east for approximately 2 miles through downtown Bennington and ends at the state highway limits (near Bakkerij Krijnen). The Route 7 portion of the project begins near the Park Lawn Cemetery and continues north for approximately 1.5 miles to Veteran's Memorial Drive (near the Chamber of Commerce).
Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, paving with a leveling course and a wearing course, drainage, line striping and stop bar detection.
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: Crews will be off of the roadway by noon on Friday, 8/31 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 9/4/18 at 7:00 AM.
MILLING: Crews have finished milling mainline on Route 7 and will begin to mill side roads along Route 7 by the end of the week. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving on milled surfaces and pay close attention to raised structures in the roadway.
ROADWAY STRUCTURES: Crews will continue adjusting manholes and storm drain structures along Route 9 throughout the rest of this week. Once structures have been completed along Route 9, crews will begin working on structures along Route 7. Work on structures along Route 7 will be ongoing throughout the week of 8/27. One-lane alternating traffic will be required within these work zones.
PAVING: Paving of the shim coat along Route 9 is scheduled to continue next week, weather permitting. Crews will be working from the western limits of the project by the Four Chimneys Inn and work east toward downtown to the vicinity of Benmont Ave. When paving along Route 9 has been completed, operations will move to the Route 7 portion of the project. Paving is currently scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, 8/28-8/29.
SIGNALS: Crews will begin signal work throughout the project beginning Monday, 8/27. One lane alternating traffic patterns will be required at times while signal work is being completed. Traffic control and uniformed traffic officers will be onsite helping to direct the flow of traffic.
SIDEWALK RAMPS: Crews are scheduled to begin working on handicap ramps located at the end of the sidewalks along Route 9. It is anticipated that this work will begin on the eastern portion of Route 9 and progress west toward downtown.
SIGNS: Permanent sign installation will begin Monday, 8/27 on the western end of the project on Route 9 (near the 4 Chimneys Inn) and progress easterly toward downtown. Sign work will be ongoing for several weeks.
PARKING: Temporary parking restrictions are now in place within the active construction zones for the following day. Temporary no parking signs will be put in place in advance for areas that are to be temporarily restricted. Please be advised that cars remaining in temporary no parking areas when work commences each morning will be towed at the owner's expense.This is necessary in order to allow construction activities to progress.
Route 67 & 67A Paving Project
Project Location: The paving project along 67 and 67A begins on Route 67A at the State Highway limit (near the Capstone Church) and proceeds northerly for approximately 3.3 miles to the intersection with Route 67.The project along Route 67 extends from the State Highway limits near the Homestead Mews progressing easterly to the town line of North Bennington and Shaftsbury.
Work to be performed includes cold planing, paving of leveling and wearing courses, drainage improvements and installation of a concrete at-grade railroad crossing (near the North Bennington Post Office).
MILLING: Crews began milling on Wednesday at the project limits near the Capstone Church and progressed to the north throughout the day. Milling along the main portion of the road for entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the work day today. Once the main portion of the road has been milled, crews will mill side roads along the project. All milling along the project should be completed by the end of the week.
Motorists are urged to use caution when driving on milled surfaces and pay close attention to raised structures in the roadway.