Bridge on Route 7A in Bennington to close for one month

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation on April 14, 2010 will close a portion of Route 7A in Bennington. The closure, which will last approximately four weeks, is necessary to perform structural repairs and widening of Bridge 1 just north of the intersection with Route 67A, commonly referred to as Northside Drive.During construction, VTrans will replace a deteriorated bridge rail as well as rehabilitate the existing bridge deck and widen the travel portion of the bridge from 19 feet 8 inches to 24 feet. The final product will be a new, wider, bare concrete bridge deck with fascia mounted rail designed to last for years to come.Berard Street, a town highway adjacent to the project, will also be closed during this period. Traffic will be re-routed to Phyllis Lane. The detour will constitute less than a half mile, and motorists are advised to allow for extra time to reach their destination.Access to local business along Barard Street will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Source: VTrans. 4.12.2010last_img