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 - 1/23/20

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 Monday through Saturday 7:30AM to 4:30PM.  

 

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.

 

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

Construction Activities

The contractor continued driving pipe piles for the western marine drilling platform this week. They have driven 6 out of 12 pipe piles so far, and will continue this work through next week. Driving pipe piles are shown in the foreground of the photo below. The contractor will also be working on welding the lower frame of this western platform through next week.

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