Traffic Impact

US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor is working 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday, and 7 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays.


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 has ended its daily operating schedule, and will resume openings on May 15, 2021. All mariners must pass with extreme caution and NO WAKE.

Construction Activities

On the west side of the existing bridge, the contractor has completed drilling and grouting the rock anchors. Early next week they will be testing the rock anchors, and then they will begin removing water from the cofferdam.


On the east side of the existing bridge, the contractor is installing rebar for the pier footing (as shown below). Next week they will continue installing formwork.


As part of Governor Scott’s  "Work Smart, Stay Safe"  order, all construction crews are currently subject to safety restrictions and precautions.

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

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