Notice: Benmont Ave. Bridge Closure (June 13, 2016)

Project Update, 6/2/16, Bennington BRF 1000(16) [Benmont Ave. Bridge]
UPCOMING BRIDGE CLOSURE, MONDAY JUNE 13, 2016 AT 7:00 AM.

The Benmont Avenue Bridge will be closed to all through traffic at this time for a period of 2 weeks.

 PROJECT LOCATION: Benmont Ave. Bridge
Work to be completed on the Benmont Ave. bridge will begin approximately 400 ft. north of the intersection with Hunt St. and extend northerly along Benmont Ave. for approximately 300 ft.

BRIDGE WORK: Form work and stud welding have been completed. Crews are currently working on rebar installation in preparation for the placing of concrete for the bridge deck. The bridge is scheduled to close on June 13th. The deck pour is scheduled to occur on June 15th.

UPCOMING CLOSURE: Crews are preparing to place the concrete for the bridge deck on phase two of the new bridge. Due to the time and preparation required for the concrete pour, and the time required for the new concrete to reach an appropriate strength and bond to the existing concrete deck, the Benmont Avenue bridge is scheduled to be closed beginning MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 at 7:00 AM for a period of 14 days.  This means that there will be no through traffic on Benmont Ave. for this closure period. Access to all businesses along Benmont Ave. will be maintained throughout the closure period.

Message boards and appropriate signage have been placed at the south end of the bridge and along Route 9 in order to advise the traveling public of the closure.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Periodic closures will result in slightly increased travel time for motorists. Please allow extra time in your travel plans when traveling through the project area.

DETOUR INFORMATION: This is just a reminder that when traveling EAST on Northside Dr. (heading towards Route 7), the only businesses accessible via the slip lane are Taco Bell/KFC and/or Gardner’s Motorsports. To access points south of the bridge on Benmont Ave., through-traffic should continue on Northside Drive and proceed to Route 7 South and follow the detour.

The Benmont Ave. bridge will continue to remain closed to southbound traffic for the duration of this project. Motorists may not travel across the bridge going southbound at any time during this project, either during construction hours or after hours. Please observe all construction and detour signs. Thank you.

PEDESTRIAN DETOUR:  The pedestrian detour will remain in place until the end of construction. Please note sidewalk closures and adhere to the signed pedestrian detour route.

Drivers are warned to exercise extreme caution on granular surfaced roadways in a work zone. Punctured tires and windshield damage could occur if material flies up from the surface of the road. Maintain a safe distance between vehicles and obey the speed limit.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822, or nboyle@gpinet.com.