NOTICE: Benmont Ave Bridge Closure – Oct 27, 2015

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.

SCHEDULED BRIDGE CLOSURE, TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2015

BRIDGE CLOSURE:  The contractor has received approval from the Town of Bennington to close the Benmont Avenue bridge to all traffic TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015  from  6:30AM to 7:00 PM in order to install drainage pipes and water service across the road at the north end of the bridge. In order for this work to be completed, the contractor will need to shut down all travel across the Benmont Avenue bridge. Access to all businesses along Benmont Ave. will be maintained throughout the closure period.

Message boards will be in place throughout the construction zone in order to inform the traveling public of this closure. On the day of the closure a uniformed officer will be stationed at the bridge to assist with traffic control. Traffic control personnel will also be present to help assist with the flow of traffic as deemed necessary.

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.

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

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.