Snow Removal & Safety

SNOW REMOVAL & SAFETY

Please be Advised: The Town Highway Department and Public Works employees are working to clean up the vast amount of snow as quickly as our machines will allow. Due to the high volume of snow, we must change how we do this. The Sidewalk plows cannot handle these depths. Therefore, we must now clear sidewalks with a Snow-Blower. This takes a great deal longer.

We ask for your patience during this removal process.

Employees will continue to work today, and THROUGH THE NIGHT into Saturday afternoon to remove as much snow as possible. We will begin in the downtown area and work outwards both roads and sidewalks.

REMINDER: It is ILLEGAL by VERMONT STATE LAW – to plow or shovel snow INTO the roadway. Also, to KEEP CHILDREN SAFE, please keep them OFF snowbanks. They are not play areas and can be very dangerous.

 

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DPW Roadwork Nov 16-20, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 16 – 20, 2020

 **Remember: Overnight Parking Ban begins Sunday November 15th

 

East Road (Upper) : PFOA Contractors will continue new service line connection work. Men and equipment will be on the edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution when approaching these areas and expect minor delays.

Jack’s Dr (Private) : PFOA Contractors will continue new service line connection & pump station work. Men and equipment will be on the edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution when approaching these areas and expect minor delays.

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue to be in various locations across town conducting and completing smaller tasks from the construction season, this includes Street Sweeping roadways.  PLEASE USE CAUTION when approaching these areas men & equipment may be on the edge or in the roadway.  Delays may be possible.

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 – LEAF SEASON :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as this will clog storm drains and create both 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.  When disposing of leaf bags, you MUST empty the bags into the pile.

** Remember: Overnight Parking Ban Begins SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15TH
The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the Town and Village of North Bennington will begin this weekend.  From November 15 to March 31 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. NO overnight parking is allowed on the streets.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.
 

 

DPW Roadwork Nov 09-13, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 09 – 13, 2020

 REMINDER: Bennington Real Estate Taxes are due TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10th.

 Chapel Rd (Upper & Lower): will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic in various locations as the PFOA Contractor crew finishes edging roadwork from new paving recently installed.  Men and equipment will be on the edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution when approaching these areas and expect minor delays.

Polygraphic Lane: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic in various locations as the PFOA Contractor crew finishes edging roadwork from new paving recently installed.  Men and equipment will be on the edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution when approaching these areas and expect minor delays.

TOWNWIDE:

A Water Crew will be conducting follow-up repairs to hydrants found in need during the recent semi-annual hydrant flushing.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and expect minor delays.

Highway will be street sweeping in various areas of town. Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and expect minor delays.

NORTH BENNINGTON:

The Highway Crew will be conducting general maintenance in preparation for winter.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect minor 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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

DPW Roadwork Nov 02-06, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 02 – 06, 2020

 

Chapel Rd (Upper & Lower): will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic in various locations as the PFOA Contractor crew finishes edging roadwork from new paving recently installed.  Men and equipment will be on the edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution when approaching these areas and Expect Minor Delays.

 

TOWNWIDE:

A Water Crew will be conducting follow-up repairs to hydrants found in need during the recent semi-annual hydrant flushing.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and expect minor delays.

A Sewer Crew will be rebuilding manholes in various locations.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and expect minor delays.

Highway crews will be patching digs and potholes in various areas of town. Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and expect minor delays.

NORTH BENNINGTON:

The Highway Crew will be shutting down and winterizing the fountain as well as conducting park clean-ups.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect minor 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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

DPW Roadwork Oct 26-30, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 26 – 30, 2020

Chapel Rd (Upper): North of Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew finishes paving.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Chapel Rd (Lower): South of Crossover Rd to North Branch St will be CLOSED 7:00am-5:30pm as the contractor crew works on the PFOA water main extension project.  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.

School St : Main St to Pleasant St will be CLOSED 7:00am-4:00pm all week as a Highway crew installs new drainage as part of the rehabilitation project .  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.

TOWNWIDE:

A Water Crew will be conducting follow-up repairs to hydrants found in need during the recent semi-annual hydrant flushing.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

A Highway crew will be patching sidewalks in various areas of town.

NORTH BENNINGTON:

A Highway Crew will be picking up leaves across the Village in various locations.  Please use caution when approaching and expect minor 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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

DPW Roadwork Oct 19-23, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 19 – 23, 2020

Burgess Rd (Lower): will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew installs new paved sidewalk.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Chapel Rd (Lower): North Branch St to Crossover Rd will be CLOSED 7:00am-5:30pm as the contractor crew works on the PFOA water main extension project.  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.

East Rd (Upper): North of Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew stripes new paement.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Elm St at Monument Ave: THURSDAY will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a Water Crew repairs a water valve.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gage St at Grove St: MONDAY will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a Sewer Crew repairs/rebuilds a manhole.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Pleasant St: between Park St and Valentine St work has been delayed by contractor.  This area remains rough road until paving/patching can be completed.  Please use caution when approaching.

Polygraphic Ln (N.Benn): Due to weather paving has been rescheduled to Wed & Thurs this week.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

South Stream Rd between Beech St and SVSU: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew installs new paved sidewalk.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

TOWNWIDE:

A Water Crew will be conducting follow-up repairs to hydrants found in need during the recent semi-annual hydrant flushing.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

NORTH BENNINGTON:

A Highway Crew will be patching potholes across the Village in various locations.  Please use caution when approaching and expect minor 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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

DPW Roadwork Oct 12-16, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 12 – 16, 2020

 Please Be Advised: Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday October 12th, 2020 in Observance of Indigenous People’s day.

Town Road Crews however will continue to work throughout town

 **Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues through Friday Oct 16th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

Burgess Rd (Lower): will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew installs new paved sidewalk.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Chapel Rd (Lower): North Branch St to Crossover Rd will be CLOSED 7:00am-5:30pm as the contractor crew works on the PFOA water main extension project.  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.

Chapel Rd (Upper): Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew repairs trenches, road shoulders, and lawns in the PFOA water main extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

East Rd (Upper): North of Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew repairs trenches, road shoulders, and lawns in the PFOA water main extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Pleasant St: between Park St and Valentine St work has been delayed by contractor.  This area remains rough road until paving/patching can be completed.  Please use caution when approaching.

Polygraphic Ln (N.Benn): will be Paved Thurs & Fri this week.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Saw Mill Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew repairs and/or replaces culverts.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

South Stream Rd between Beech St and SVSU: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew installs new paved sidewalk.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

TOWNWIDE:

**Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday October 12th through Friday Oct 16th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

Roadwork Oct 05-09, 2020

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 05 – 09, 2020

 

**Townwide Hydrant Flushing begins Monday October 5th  and runs for two-weeks through Friday Oct 16th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

Additionally –

Burgess Rd (Lower): will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a Highway Crew prepares sidewalk and curbing for new paved sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Chapel Rd (Lower): North Branch St to Crossover Rd will be CLOSED 7:00am-5:30pm as the contractor crew works on the PFOA water main extension project.  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.

Chapel Rd (Upper): Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew repairs trenches, road shoulders, and lawns in the PFOA water main extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

East Rd (Upper): North of Crossover Rd to East Rd intersection will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a contractor crew repairs trenches, road shoulders, and lawns in the PFOA water main extension project.  Men and equipment will be in or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Pleasant St: WEDNESDAY between Park St and Valentine St will be CLOSED as a contractor continues work on a new water line and paves the trench.  Detours will be in place.  Please schedule your time accordingly to account for these detours or find an alternate route.

Polygraphic Ln (N.Benn): will be Paved during this week.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Saw Mill Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew repairs and/or replaces culverts.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

South Stream Rd between Beech St and SVSU: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew removes old sidewalk and curbing in preparation for new paved sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

TOWNWIDE:

**Townwide Hydrant Flushing begins Monday October 5th  and runs for two-weeks through Friday Oct 16th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

DPW Roadwork Sept 28-Oct 02

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 28 – October 02, 2020

Burgess Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic as a Highway Crew removes old sidewalk and curbing in preparation for new paved sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Chapel Rd (Lower): North Branch St to Crossover Rd will be CLOSED 7:00am-5:30pm as the contractor crew works on the PFOA water main extension project.  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.

County St between Safford St and Park St: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew continues storm drain repairs along this section of County St.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Depot St (N.Benn): Wednesday & Thursday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while a large hazard tree is removed from Village right-of-way.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Imperial Avenue (West/Lower side): will be CLOSED Tuesday through Friday as Highway Crew begins repair and/or removal work of retaining wall and sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Find Alternate Route.

Pleasant St: between Park St and Valentine St remains rough road until paving/patching can be completed.  Please use caution when approaching.

Polygraphic Ln (N.Benn): will be Paved Tuesday.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Scott St: remains rough road until paving/patching can be completed.  Please use caution when approaching.

South Stream Rd between Beech St and SVSU: will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic all week as Highway Crew removes old sidewalk and curbing in preparation for new paved sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in or on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

TOWNWIDE:

A sewer crew will be repairing several Manholes across town.  Please use caution when approaching.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.

A water crew will be clearing and working several water valves across town in preparation for semi-annual Hydrant Flushing the following week

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 – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.