Written by on October 6, 2017 in BRIDGE 8 VT ROUTE 17, Road Work, Uncategorized

Existing Bridge 8 over Otter Creek on VT Route 17

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in conjunction with CCS Constructors, Inc. will be replacing Bridge 8 on VT Route 17 over the Otter Creek in New Haven, Vermont.  The new bridge that will be slightly longer and include two 11’ travel lanes with 4’ shoulders on each side.  Also included in this bridge replacement project will be a new fishing access northwest of the bridge.  This fishing access will include parking and a boat launch.

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Beginning October 9, 2017, CCS will begin preliminary construction work.   This work should have little to no impact on the traveling public.  Work will resume in 2018 and will include a closure to thru traffic on Route 17 beginning June 4, 2018 until August 03, 2018.  During this closure motorists will be detoured via signage using VT Route 7 and VT Route 22A.  The anticipated completed date is October 04, 2018.

Prior to work commencing in 2018 a public meeting will be held at a time/place to be determined.  This meeting will allow people to learn more about the project and ask any questions that they may have.

Anyone with questions/concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085 throughout the project.

If you would like to receive a weekly update of the contractors anticipated work schedule please email your request.


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:30pm located in the New Haven Town Hall the Vermont Agency of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting regarding this project. All persons are welcome to attend to learn about the bridge replacement and a scheduled detour during a two-month closure. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Please let your neighbors know about the meeting.

There is no work scheduled until late April – early May when the weather breaks for the 2018 construction season.



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