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