Week of 6/25/18 Bennington – Wilmington Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 6/25/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

PROJECT LOCATION:   The Bennington-Wilmington paving project begins in the town of Bennington along Route 9 just west of the junction of Route 279 and Route 9 and continues easterly along Route 9 for approximately 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), a new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

PAVING: Side roads and drives will continue to be paved throughout the week of 6/25. Crews will be working from Bennington towards Searsburg.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work on the joints for the bridges throughout the project next week progressing from Searsburg to Bennington.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Crews are scheduled to install center line rumble strips throughout the week of 6/25 in designated areas along the project.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Crews are scheduled to complete shoulder clean up from Searsburg to Bennington throughout the week of 6/25.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly. Motorists are advised that they will still encounter more than one active operation along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is against the law to use a hand held cell phone while driving in Vermont.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), a new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPW Roadwork June 25-29

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of June 25 – 29, 2018

 

Construction Notice: PFOA Water Line Extensions work continues as well as Town DPW Projects and State Paving Project work.  These may require road closures or lane reductions.  Please see below.

Austin Hill Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Bard Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Gypsy Lane continues to be CLOSED from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Hillside Street (North Benn) continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Matteson Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic from Rice Lane to Harlan Rd to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Murphy Road – ALL of Murphy Road (in both directions) OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic from Henry Bridge to Papermill Bridge for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

North Street (MONDAY NIGHT) from County Street to Depot Street will be OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic.  Water Crew will be replacing a water main valve in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

 Park Street (North Bennington) OPEN but reduced to One-lane for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Red Pine Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Riverside Drive OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Royal Street (North Benn) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Silk Road continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 South Street from Prospect St to Merson will be Open but reduced to One-lane traffic all week.  A Private Contractor will be assisting a Sewer Crew with sewer main rehabilitation work in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

 Susan Taylor Lane & Asa Way (North Bennington) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th , 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

**William H. Morse Airport may be accessed by way of Dermody Road

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews will continue bridge cleaning & basic maintenance across town including crosswalk painting.  Many streets will be reduced to One-lane. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Woodford Road / Rte 9 East: VTrans/State Highway Paving Project continues between Bennington (Rte 279 Entrance) and Wilmington.   Various activities (paving, crack sealing & shoulder work & rumble strip installations) will require lane changes and One-lane Traffic throughout this stretch.  Take caution as much of this portion is currently scarified.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

Reminder:

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.

Bennington Select Board Meeting – June 25, 2018

 

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, June 25, 2018
Bennington Fire Facility
Multi-Purpose Room -3rd Floor
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A
5:30 PM

  1. Executive Session – Interviews              (5:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

6:00 PM
1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Consent Agenda                            (6:00 PM – 6:05 PM)
A. Minutes – June 2,2018, June 4, 2018 and June 11, 2018
B. Warrants
3. Citizens Comments                        (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4. John McCullough Library Presentation       (6:20 PM – 6:35 PM)
5. Final public hearing for Applegate Biomass Grant (6:35 PM – 6:50 PM)
6. Manager’s Report                          (6:50 PM – 7:00 PM)
7. Chester Knoll Water/Sewer Main Acceptance (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM)
8. Appointments  – Board of Listers          (7:15 PM – 7:20 PM)
9. Other Business                          (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)

 

 

 

Town Water & Sewer Payments Due – June 27, 2018

Water and Sewer payments are due by Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by 5:00 PM to the Town’s Collection’s Office.
For more information, contact the Collection’s Office at (802) 442-1047

Water Quality Report 2018 Available

Bennington Water Quality Report 2018

 

All Town of Bennington Water Customers will be receiving a “Water Quality Report 2018” postcard-notification from the Town of Bennington Water Department.  These postcard notifications with the direct link were mailed on mailed on June 12, 2018.  You may also find the report on the Town’s Website under the “Reports & Docs” tab.

Property owners that are on the Bennington water system are responsible for the availability of this report to each tenant of those properties.

If you do not receive a copy, or as a tenant one has not been made available to you by your landlord, additional copies are available at the Bennington Town Offices located at 205 South Street.   You may pick up a copy Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  You may also call the Water Department (802) 442-1037 and request one mailed to you.

Summer 2018 Swim Lessons

Please click the following link for the Summer 2018 Swim Lessons Schedule

 

Bennington Parks & Recreation
Bennington Recreation Center
655 Gage Street
P.O. Box 469
Bennington, VT 05201
Recreation Center: 802-442-1053

Summer Pool Schedule

Please click the link for the Summer Pool Schedule: June 25 – August 24, 2018

Bennington Parks & Recreation
Bennington Recreation Center
655 Gage Street
P.O. Box 469
Bennington, VT 05201
Recreation Center: 802-442-1053

 

 

Town Manager’s Column – June 2018

ALL ABOUT TOWN
Stuart A. Hurd, Town Manager

At the June 11 Select Board meeting, the Board approved the FY 2019 water and sewer rates. The water rate increase, 2% or $11.00 annually for those customers on the flat rate, was unanimously accepted by the Board. The sewer rate increase, 4% or $15 annually, was unanimously approved by the Board. The total annual increase in water/sewer fees is approximately $26. The Board and staff noted that the sewer rates will likely increase substantially next year due to the new upgraded plant coming on line thereby increasing depreciation and the first bond payment will become due as well. The Board tasked the staff with working hard to keep costs as low as possible to mitigate the impact of these new costs.

At this same meeting, the Board approved the second phase of the WWTF (Waste Water Treatment Facility) upgrade. This portion of the total project will be contracted out via a formal bid process., The estimated cost for this work is $5.37 million. Remember, the bond approved was for $9.85 million.

Here it is June 18th. The construction season is in full swing. The contractors working on the water system expansion dealing with the PFOA contamination are moving along with an October/November end date in mind. The Town’s crews are busy preparing for the Routes 7 and 9 State paving project. This project, scheduled to start after July 30, will pave from the Kocher Drive intersection with Route 7 south to the Park Lawn Cemetery. It will pave from the 4 Chimneys Inn through Old Bennington on east to the intersection of Route 279 and Route 9. The project is a mill and pave project. One lane traffic will be maintained, and no night work is contemplated. Add to this the Town’s regularly scheduled paving projects, sidewalk projects, and maintenance projects and you can see why so many roads are being worked on. Please bear with us. This will be a very busy summer.

The Summer Program, Camp Green Mountain, provided by the Berkshire Y at the Bennington Recreation Center is accepting applications for camp. This is its second year. The program runs from July 2 until August 24, Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 4:30 PM. and is for grades 1-8. For more information, contact Kathy Mancini at kmancini@bfymca.org or call 413-663-6529, ext. 245. Information is available at the Bennington Recreation Center.

I am looking forward to the Putnam Block redevelopment project. I understand that the Bennington Redevelopment Group (BRG) is closing in on its financing goals. This is such an important project for Bennington. The first phase will preserve and upgrade three historic structures in the heart of our downtown. A mix of retail, retail service, a restaurant, and housing are planned. Several existing businesses are also planning to relocate into our downtown. The second phase involves the lands and buildings of the former H. Greenberg and Son. New construction is planned here, and even though plans exist, nothing is yet cast in stone. When completed, this project will bring vibrancy, new aesthetics, and excitement to our community.

The Charter amendments approved June 5th have been sent on to the Secretary of State’s office. After this review, the amendments are forwarded to legislative council and drafted as a bill for consideration by the Legislature next January 2019.

Remember, if anyone has any questions or suggestions arising from this column or on any town matters, please contact me at 442-1037 or stop in at the Town Offices on South Street.

Stuart Hurd is Bennington’s Town Manager. He writes a monthly column on town issues.

 

 

Request for Proposals – Town Garages

RFP town garages.doc | RFP town garages.pdf

 

Town of Bennington: Request for Proposals for Town Highway Garages at Depot Street and Orchard Road

 

The Town of Bennington seeks proposals for the lease or purchase of one or both Town Highway Department facililties, which are scheduled to be vacated with the opening of a new centralized Town Public Works facility:

The Depot Street Highway Garage, 107 Depot Street, Bennington, VT

The Orchard Road Highway Garage and Salt Storage Facility, 204 Orchard Road, Bennington, VT

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is open to private or public entities for the lease or purchase of one or both facilities. The Town wishes to achieve the highest and best community impact and viability with these properties.

Separate proposals for each facility should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked “Depot Street Garage Proposal” or “Orchard Road Garage Proposal” and addressed to the Town Manager’s Office, 205 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201, postmarked or hand delivered on or before 5:00pm, Monday, August 6, 2018.

Site visits for each facillity are scheduled for all potential respondants on the following dates:

Orchard Road                                                                                      Depot Street

Thursday, June 14 at 3 p.m.                                                              Thursday, June 14 at 4 p.m.

Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m.                                                                    Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

Potential respondents are encouraged ot attend one or both of the site visits, but attendance is not mandatory. Individual site visits cannot be accommodated.

An electronic copy of the RFP, which describes in detail all information necessary for a complete application and provides additional information on the two properties, is provided above. All inquiries concerning this RFP shall be directed via email to Zirwat Chowdhury, Community Development Director, Town of Bennington, Vermont. zchowdhury@benningtonvt.org

DPW Roadwork June 18-22

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of June 18 – 22, 2018

 

Construction Notice: PFOA Water Line Extensions work continues as well as Town DPW Projects and State Paving Project work.  These may require road closures or lane reductions.  Please see below.

Austin Hill Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 22nd, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Bard Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 22nd, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Benmont Avenue will be Closed from Main St to Holden St.  Highway Crews will be repairing the bridge in preparation for paving.  Please find an alternate route.  Additional work will continue on Benmont Ave the during the week requiring one-lane Closures. Men and equipment will be in the roadway. Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gypsy Lane continues to be Closed from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Hillside Street (North Benn) continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Main Street from Branch St to Benmont Ave will be reduced to One-Lane traffic all week.  Sewer Crews will be rebuilding manholes in anticipation of the Route 9 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Main Street (West End) from Convent Ave to Monument Ave will be reduced to One-Lane traffic.  Crews will be painting crosswalks. Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Main Street (WEDNESDAY NIGHT) from Rockwood Street to Branch Street will be reduced to One-Lane traffic.  Water Crew will be replacing a water main valve in anticipation of the Route 9 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Matteson Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic from Rice Lane to Harlan Rd to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Murphy Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic from Austin Hill to Henry Bridge for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

North Street from Main St to County St will be reduced to One-Lane traffic all week.  Sewer Crews will be rebuilding manholes in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

North Street (MONDAY NIGHT) from Gage Street to Pleasant Street will be reduced to One-Lane traffic.  Water Crew will be replacing a water main valve in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Park Street (North Bennington) will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Red Pine Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Riverside Drive will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Royal Street (North Benn) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Silk Road continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

South Street from Prospect St to Merson will be reduced to One-Lane traffic Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.  Sewer Crews will be rebuilding manholes in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

Susan Taylor Lane & Asa Way (North Bennington) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th , 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 22nd, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

**William H. Morse Airport may be accessed by way of Dermody Road

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews will continue bridge cleaning & basic maintenance across town including crosswalk painting.  Many streets will be reduced to One-lane. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Woodford Road / Rte 9 East: VTrans/State Highway Paving Project continues between Bennington (Rte 279 Entrance) and Wilmington.   Various activities (paving, crack sealing & shoulder work) will require lane changes and One-lane Traffic throughout this stretch.  Take caution as much of this portion is currently scarified.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

Reminder:

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.