DPW Roadwork July 13-17, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of July 13 – 17, 2020

 Please be Advised: The PFOA Water Line extension work continues. 

 Apple Hill Development (All Roads within): Monday & Tuesday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while the crews prepare for paving.  Wednesday through Friday Paving will be completed.   Please use Caution as men & equipment will be in or on the edges of the roadway.  Expect Delays.

Burgess Rd (Center St to Main St): REMINDER: this section of Burgess Rd has been milled and is still rough while waiting for paving.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Carpenter Ln: (Off North Branch St) will have lane restrictions while PFOA water main extension work continues.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Chapel Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks as contractor crews begin setting up for the next phase of PFOA water line extension work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

East Rd (Upper): North of Houghton Lane will be CLOSED for the next 3 weeks as a contractor crew continues PFOA water main extension work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Detours will be in place. Please schedule your time accordingly to account for these detours or find an alternate route.

Furnace Brook Rd: (at North Branch St) will have lane restrictions while PFOA water main extension work continues.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Harwood Hill Road -between Northside Drive and Rte 7 Connector may have lane restrictions for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in or on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Kocher Drive: between Aldi’s and Performance Dr continues to have lane restrictions while a contractor works on the Pedestrian Sidewalk Extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Main Street (MONDAY- NIGHT): between Depot St and 4-Corners will be CLOSED from 7:00PM – 5:00AM while a Sewer Crew & contractor slip-line the sewer main.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Detours will be in place.  Please schedule your time accordingly to account for these detours or find an alternate route.

North Branch St (at Furnace Brook Rd): will have lane restrictions while PFOA water main extension work continues.  REMINDER: All of North Branch has been milled and is still rough while waiting for paving.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Pratt St: Thursday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while a Sewer Crew rebuilds a manhole.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

River Rd (N. Benn): River Rd between Rte 67 and Henry Bridge will be CLOSED Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday as the North Bennington Highway Crew ditches this area.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Detours will be in place. Please schedule your time accordingly to account for these detours or find an alternate route.

Route 67 at  Royal St: Tuesday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while a Sewer Crew rebuilds a manhole.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Weeks St (South St to Jefferson Ave): Monday, Tuesday AND Wednesday will be CLOSED 7:00am – 3:00pm to through traffic as a Highway Crew conducts a culvert replacement.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find an alternate route.

Willow Road: will continue to be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in or on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

TOWNWIDE:

A private contractor will continue roadside mowing throughout town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions.  Please use caution when entering a construction zone, men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

 

REMINDER – Summer :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as this clogs storm drains and creates flooding and driving hazards for the entire community.

 Residents and Contractors – Please make sure ALL LOADS ARE COVERED when taking leaves and or brush to the Transfer Station.

 

Select Board Meeting – July 13, 2020

Please click the following link for the upcoming Select Board packet of  July 13, 2020

Public Statement on Summer Camp at SVC Campus

On June 29th, the Town of Bennington became aware of a summer camp on the SVC campus and on July 2nd became aware of a private transaction involving the sale of the campus when the Bennington Banner published an article regarding the SVC bankruptcy. Once we learned about a summer camp on the SVC campus, our Building Inspector contacted the camp director and performed inspections on the buildings to determine compliance with Building, Fire, and Life Safety codes. Follow up inspections occurred today and will continue tomorrow. No new permits are required for this temporary summer camp use of the campus (except for a permit for the temporary tent which will be submitted tomorrow). A summer camp is an accessory use to the pre-existing college use of the property.

The Bennington Police Chief has also met with the camp director to discuss local residents’ concerns about noise and the State’s Commissioner of Public Safety and Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development have communicated about COVID-19 State guidelines with the camp director. The camp director has committed to comply with all State guidelines. Although the Town does not have the authority to enforce the COVID-19 State guidelines on private property, the Town will alert camp officials and the State of any violations observed.

Unfortunately, an article from Rise Up Ocean County that contains many falsehoods about the camp and its director is being shared widely on social media. Earlier this year, the Governor of New Jersey identified Rise Up Ocean County as an anti-Semitic group and their Facebook page was taken down due to their hateful messages about the Jewish community. The Town of Bennington does not condone any hateful rhetoric and strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for all. The camp director has stated that he wants to work collaboratively with the Bennington community and that the Bennington Area Trail System trails around the campus will remain open for public recreation.

 

Donald Campbell, Bennington Select Board Chair

Stuart Hurd, Bennington Town Manager

Amendment to COVID-19 Emergency Order Wearing Face Coverings Required

Select Board Meeting – July 6, 2020

The Bennington Select Board will meet for an executive session to consider personnel where premature release of information could place the Town at a disadvantage. The meeting will take place via ZOOM on Monday July 6 at 10:30 am.

DPW Roadwork July 06-10, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of July 06 – 10, 2020

 

Please be Advised: The PFOA Water Line extension work continues. 

 Apple Hill Development (All Roads within): Monday & Tuesday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while the roads are milled in preparation of paving.  Please use Caution as men & equipment will be in the roadway. Expect Delays.

Burgess Rd (Center St to Main St): Monday & Tuesday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while the road is milled in preparation of paving.  Please use Caution as men & equipment will be in the roadway. Expect Delays.

Carpenter Ln: (Off North Branch St) will be CLOSED to through traffic all week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.

Chapel Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks as contractor crews begin setting up for the next phase of PFOA water line extension work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

East Rd (Upper): North of Houghton Lane will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks as contractor crews continue PFOA water line extension work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Furnace Brook Rd: (at North Branch St) will be CLOSED to through traffic all week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.

Harwood Hill Road -between Northside Drive and Rte 7 Connector may have lane restrictions for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in or on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Kocher Drive: between Aldi’s and Performance Dr may have lane restrictions for next several weeks while a contractor continues work on the Pedestrian Sidewalk Extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

North Branch St (ALL): Monday & Tuesday – from Brooklyn Bridge to East Rd will be CLOSED to through traffic while the road is milled in preparation of paving.  Residents of N. Branch St will be accommodated.  All others, please find Alternate Route.

Northside Dr Roundabout: STATE Highway Dept is CLOSING the Northside Dr Roundabout Wednesday NIGHT to paint crosswalks and safety road markings.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find Alternate Route.

Observatory St intersection at Putnam St: Thursday – will be CLOSED to through traffic while a Water Crew conducts valve repairs.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Washington Ave: Wednesday – between Weeks St and Observatory St will be CLOSED to through traffic while a Water Crew conducts valve repairs.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Local traffic will be accommodated.  All others, please find alternate route.

Willow Road: will continue to be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be in or on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 TOWNWIDE:

A Highway crew will continue road markings throughout town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

A private contractor will continue roadside mowing throughout town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

 

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions.  Please use caution when entering a construction zone, men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

 

REMINDER – Summer :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as this clogs storm drains and creates flooding and driving hazards for the entire community.

Residents and Contractors – Please make sure ALL LOADS ARE COVERED when taking leaves and or brush to the Transfer Station.

 

The Shires of Vermont Outdoor Recreation Map

This map was developed to illustrate the many outdoor recreation opportunities in The Shires of Vermont. This includes everything from state parks and swimming holes, to hiking trails and bike paths. The pdf is available to view online and can be interacted with, simply click on the name or icon of a location and you will be redirected to a website telling you more about what is available there. See the Regional Bennington Recreation Map PDF with clickable links embedded.

Town of Bennington Recreation Area Re-Opening Health & Safety Plan – Phase IV

Please find the Town of Bennington Recreation Area Re-Opening Health and Safety Plan – Phase IV

Senior Center – Re-opening Plan

Select Board Meeting – July 2, 2020