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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.