NORTH HERO - GRAND ISLE
DRAWBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - 11/11
US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor is working from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday.
The temporary bridge has a speed limit of 25 mph. There are tight curves approaching the temporary bridge, and trucks are advised to reduce speed to 15 mph. 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 drawbridge seasonal, daily operation will resume on May 15, 2022.
All mariners must pass with extreme caution and NO WAKE.
On the west side of the existing bridge, the contractor placed concrete for the top slab at the north end of the pier. This week through next week, they will remove the shoring and formwork on the south side of the pier. They will also remove the cofferdam frame in preparation for setting the counterweight steel and bascule steel girders.
On the east side of the existing bridge, the contractor is installing shoring towers, support beams and formwork for the southern top slab of the pier. Concrete for the north and south slabs of this pier are expected to be placed over the next week.