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PROJECT LOCATION:  The Wallingford slope project is located in the Town of Wallingford in Rutland County on VT Route 140 approximately 3.18 miles East of the US Route 7 intersection. This is a Tropical Storm Irene Recovery Project which caused heavy erosion and destabilization of VT Route 140 in this location. Work to be performed includes installation of wire mesh on the eroded embankment along the North side of VT Route 140 and installation of soil nails to secure this mesh onto the embankment to prevent future erosion.  This project will also consist of full‐depth reconstruction of approximately 500 feet of roadway, and stream bank stabilization on the South side of VT Route 140.

ROUTE 140 IS SCHEDULED TO BE RE-OPENED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC 

BY THE END OF THE WORK DAY TODAY

AT  APPROXIMATELY 6:00 PM

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this closure 

SLOPE WORK:  Crews will continue working on the east slope drilling and installing soil nails in preparation for stabilization measures. The wire mesh contractor is expected to be on site in a few weeks to begin installation of the mesh over the completed nail section.

STREAM WORK:

Stream bank reconstruction has been completed.

ROAD WORK:  Road reconstruction has been completed. Paving is scheduled for today. Paving is weather dependent and the schedule may change in the case of inclement weather.

ROAD CLOSURE: Route 140 will be re-opened to through-traffic on Friday, August 10th at approximately 6:00 PM. Construction has not been completed, and while crews continue to work on the slope, motorists can expect a one-lane alternating traffic pattern during construction hours. Typical work hours are 6:00 AM-6:00 PM.

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

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 140 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.

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The FY’19 budget current property taxes of $797,121.84 plus $2,079 for the Rutland Marketing Initiative approved by voters and the FY’18 net loss of $2,835.43 resulted in an amount to be raised in taxes of $797,121.84 requiring a municipal tax rate of $0.3508, an increase of 3.5 cents. The Wallingford Selectboard on Monday, August 6 set the municipal tax rate at $0.3508.

Vermont Dept. of Taxes issued a Notice of Education Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2019 for the Town of Wallingford:

~The FY’19 Homestead Education Tax Rate was set at $1.3443, up .0513 cents.

~The FY’19  Non-Residential Tax Rate was set at $1.4635, up .1535 cents.

 

 

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Pike Industries, Inc. will be cold planing and paving a section of Route 140w Friday and Saturday (or possibly Monday depending upon the weather). Please drive slow in the work zones and expect some traffic delays.

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Elfin Lake re-opened Thursday, July 12th after Fire District #1 had contractors fix a water leak. However, there is a boil water notice for that area. Therefore, do not drink the water in the concession stand until the fire district lifts the notice. You are welcome to call the fire district office at 446-2964 with any questions.