NORTH HERO - GRAND ISLE
DRAWBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - 6/26/20

Traffic Impact

US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor is working Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  

 

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 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 has continued demolition of the existing eastern bridge piers this week, and they have removed most of these two piers down to the water elevation. Over the next week they will use excavator mounted hammers equipped with compressed air to demolish the piers further underwater. 

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   |