Road Commissioner: Philip Baker (802) 446-2131
Town Garage Phone Number: (802)446-2472
Road Crew Members: Road Foreman Steve Lanfear, John Squier and Charlie Woods
ROUTE 140E SLOPE PROJECT
Project Update, 7/5/18, Wallingford ER STP 0138(11)
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. 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 email@example.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.
All Town Highways are maintained by a two-person fulltime road crew and one part-time employee operating out of the Town Garage. Members of the road crew are hired by and report to the Selectboard. The Selectboard also appoints a Road Commissioner to work with them to make sure that the Town Highways are maintained, and that bridges, culverts, and roads are kept in good and sufficient repair.
Wallingford Road Facts
Class 1 Town Highways: Those town highways which form the extension of a state highway route and which carry a state highway route number.
Class 2 Town Highways: Those town highways selected as the most important highways in each town. They shall be selected with the purposes of securing trunk lines of improved highways from town to town and to places which by their nature have more than normal amount of traffic.
Class 3 Town Highways: All town highways other than class 1 or class 2 highways. They must be negotiable under normal conditions all seasons of the year by a standard manufactured pleasure car.
Class 1 Town Highways: 0.000
Class 2 Town Highways:
Route 140-West: 2.420
Creek Road: 1.470
Class 3 Town Highways: 42.12
State Highways (Routes 7, 7B, 103, 140-East, & 155)16.755
Total Traveled Miles (excluding Class 4 mileage): 62.765
Legal Trails: (Mitchell, Carrara Camp, Olde Pine Lane, Mears Meadow and Kent Farm) 3.61
To report a problem or to ask a question about road maintenance, call the Town Garage at 446-2472. The Road Commissioner can be reached at 446-2131.
The state’s 10 V.S.A. section 1264(c)(6) requires the Secretary of Transportation to issue Municipal Roads General Permits (MRGP) to towns for the discharge of regulated stormwater from municipal roads. To review the MRGP, click here.
Uniform Municipal Excess Weight Permit Form, click here.
Secretary of Transportation Weight Limits Notice, click here.
New England Road Conditions:
Reminder - Winter Parking Ban in effect November 15 through March 31. No parking allowed on Wallingford roads between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
It is unlawful to plow snow across a town highway or street in a way that leaves snow in the roadway. Violation of this law may result in a $100.00 fine plus the actual costs of repairing any damage resulting from such obstruction of the highway. (Title 19 V.S.A. 1105)
It is unlawful to cause water or ice to run onto a town highway or street in such a way that it causes damage to the highway or street, obstructs traffic, or creates unsafe conditions. (Title 19 V.S.A. 1111)
The Town of Wallingford is not responsible for vegetation, structures, fences, or mailboxes within town highway rights-of-way damaged during snowplowing. (Title 19 V.S.A. 904, 1111)
State Plow Finder Portal
VTrans has 250 trucks that plow that whole state. To find the plow route and see when the truck will be by your route, click here.
Please report missing town street signs by calling the Town Garage at 446-2472.
The Town of Wallingford is not responsible for the sidewalks or street lights. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Wallingford Fire District #1 Office at 446-2964.
The Highway Department requests that if you see a problem on a town road, i.e. a sink hole, a tree down, etc., please call the Garage at 446-2472. Don’t assume that someone has already called in to report it. You can leave a message if no one answers, and you don’t have to leave your name. It’s not possible for the Highway Department to ride the roads every day to inspect them. Thank you for your help.
The Town of Wallingford designated the parking lot at the Recreation field on Meadow Street (off Route 140 West) as a “Park-and Ride. Parking at this facility is free. No overnight parking allowed.