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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.

 

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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.

 

SLOPE WORK: Crews will continue to work on drilling and installing soil nails along the slope on Tuesday, 7/10. The contractor will begin to move equipment to the construction site in preparation for the closure on the 16th.

ROAD CLOSURE: Route 140 is on schedule to be closed to through-traffic beginning Monday, July 16th. The road will be closed for 28 days. Traffic will be detoured along Routes 7 and 103 for the duration of the closure. A link to the project fact sheet follows. Further details about the project and the detour route can be found here. Wallingford Slope Project Fact Sheet

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  There will be alternating one-way traffic within the construction zone until the closure period begins on Monday, July 16, 2018. Until the closure period begins, the traveling public can expect delays as long as 10 min in the area of the construction zone. Traffic control personnel will be onsite to assist with the flow of traffic. Motorists are advised to add extra time to their travel plans when traveling on Route 140 through the construction zone.

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.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893.

 

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Railroad Section House Museum

A little bit of railroad history in East Wallingford is now open to the public for the summer season – Railroad Section House #14. Section houses were built at intervals along the railroad tracks to provide shelter, storage, office and sometimes sleeping accommodations for the railroad maintenance workers. Although it’s age is not certain, the East Wallingford section house dates from the late 1800′s/turn of the century. The building holds a holds a special attraction – “Fairmont Motor Car Number 118″ – rail maintenance vehicle known as a “speeder car”. This gasoline powered vehicle replaced the original hand-pump car railroad workers used to travel along & maintain Section 14 of the rail line.

A collection of enlarged photographs and postcards of the East Wallingford rail station and rail road bridges dating from the early 1900′s is on also on display in the building.The Railroad Section House Museum will be open on Saturday, June 30 from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from noon to 2:00 p.m.  It is located at the bottom of Sugar Hill Road.

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Wallingford Town Hall and the Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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Elfin Lake opens for the season on Saturday, June 23. Daily admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for ages 2-17, under 2 is free.

There will be NO LIFEGUARDS at the lake this summer, so visitors swim at their own risk,

The facility will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weather permitting.

Season passes are available at Town Hall thru June 22 or at the lake starting June 23.

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The Town Hall will be closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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The Town of Wallingford, VT is selling a three-acre parcel “as is” located at 1631 Vermont Route 103. The parcel i.d. is 1031631 and the assessed value is $38,100.

The Selectboard is accepting written offers, which may be submitted to:

Town of Wallingford
75 School Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
Attention: Town Administrator

The Selectboard reserves the right to accept or refuse written offers. For more information, contact the Town Administrator at (802)446-2872 or email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com