Traffic Impact

US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor will be working from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. There will be no work on Saturday this week.


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 resumed its daily operating schedule, opening at the top of the hour between 8 AM and 8 PM. Smaller vessels are able to pass between openings. The channel width will remain at 40 feet at all times. All mariners must pass with extreme caution and NO WAKE.


To request an opening or to communicate with the bridge tender, please use Channel 13 or 802-372-4360. The bridge tender will be available daily between 8 AM and 8PM.

Construction Activities

The contractor will continue excavating the cofferdam with the crane and clam bucket through next week on the east side of the existing bridge. This work is cleaning and preparing the ledge surfaces for a concrete pour toward the end of October.


On the west side of the existing bridge, the contractor is demolishing the last remaining pier near the shore. This work will continue through next week.


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.

Remote Public Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30 PM


This meeting will be conducted using Zoom. The meeting link is below. You can also find meeting login information by clicking the "Meeting Invitation" button at the bottom of this notice.

The meeting will be open at approximately 6:20 PM on 11/18, and will begin at 6:30 PM.

You will be able to login to the meeting after 6:30 as well. The meeting host will admit you to the meeting at any time while the meeting is in progress.

The purpose of this meeting is to present the public with information on a bridge deck replacement project at Bridge 5 on US Route 2 in North Hero, VT. The bridge deck will be replaced in phases so that one lane of traffic is maintained at all times. The planned construction timeline is Summer 2021 through Fall 2022.

This meeting will provide information on the project scope, construction schedule, and sources of information during construction. VTrans staff will be present to address any questions or concerns in regard to the work being performed for this project.

North Hero BF 028-1(30) Bridge Project Meeting Link

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