Northwest Regional Planning Commission  |  Address: 75 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, VT 05478  |  Phone: (802) 524-5958  |  Fax: (802) 527-2948   |   Email: EAdams at nrpcvt.com

NORTH HERO - GRAND ISLE
DRAWBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - 11/14/19

Traffic Impact

US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. Please expect intermittent stops and releases of traffic by flaggers to allow for construction vehicles to enter the work zone. The contractor is working 7AM to 6PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7AM to 1PM on Friday.

 

The temporary bridge has a speed limit of 25mph. There are tight curves approaching the temporary bridge, and trucks are advised to reduce speed to 15mph. Bicycles should use caution while crossing the bridge.

 

The work zone speed limit is enforced, and individuals have been ticketed for excessive speeding. Obeying the speed limit is extremely important for everyone's safety.

Notice to Mariners

The hourly opening season for the temporary drawbridge ended on 10/15/2019.

 

Smaller vessels are reminded to be aware of the Coast Guard Safety Zone.

Construction Activities

The contractor is continuing to install pipe piles around the eastern pier of the existing bridge (see photo below). They have 3 out of the 12 piles complete. They are also continuing demolition of the existing drawbridge's western movable span this week through next week.

To learn more about this project, visit the North Hero Grand Isle Drawbridge webpage.