Public Works Project List – June 13 – June 19, 2015


June 13, and June 14

Saturday and Sunday – The Burt Henry Covered Bridge will be closed for repairs on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, no traffic will be allowed to cross over bridge.  Please take alternate routes.

Town of Bennington Project List

June 15 – June 19, 2015

Water Department

Monday through Thursday-Water crews will be making water line repairs on Pleasant Street between Park and Main Street.  This work will require some interruption of water service; individual residents will be notified prior to interruption.  This work will also require road closure to through traffic.  Road Closed signs will be posted.


Monday through Thursday-Wastewater Crews will be making manhole repairs on Elm Street between Dewey and Monument Avenue.  This work may require one-lane traffic.  Watch for sign postings.

Highway Department

Monday through Friday – Highway Crews will be painting crosswalks red throughout town, please do not drive across the coned off sections.  Highway crews will be patching pot holes all week and installing road signs at numerous locations.

Monday and Tuesday Houghton Lane will be closed to through traffic, all transfer station traffic shall enter from Route 7A, Highway Crews will be installing culverts on the East Road side.

Benmont Avenue Closure: Tuesday, June 23- Crews are preparing to install the new girders on phase one of the new bridge.  Due to the length of the girders and the equipment required to get them into place, the contractor is tentatively scheduled to close the north bound lane of the bridge from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (rain day, June 24) to unload and install girders.  This means that there will be no through traffic on Benmont  Ave. for this closure period. Access to all business along Benmont Ave. will be maintained throughout the closure period.

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.

Notice: Residents and Contractors – Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.