About the Bridge
The contractor begins work on Monday, April 22. Minor traffic impacts expected. The project will be completed in June.
In 2018 the Vermont Agency of Transportation replaced the 1930-era Vermont Route 14 bridge over the Winooski River in the Village of East Montpelier.
The new bridge is wider, with the addition of a third travel lane. It is supported by two piers along the edge of the river, making the channel wider for boaters.
A new traffic signal was installed at the intersection of Route 14 and U.S. Route 2 and put into service. A pedestrian signal with crosswalks will be completed in the spring of 2019.
Work on the project began in the fall of 2016, with the installation of drainage structures under U.S. 2, trenching of new telecommunications conduits and relocation of utility poles and construction of a retaining wall at the intersection of Routes 2 and 14.
In the summer and fall of 2017, VTrans reconstructed about 900 feet of Route 2. Old rigid concrete pavement underlying the roadway which is detrimental to the asphalt wearing surface was removed. Nine hundred feet of additional sidewalk was also installed beginning at the bridge and extending towards existing sidewalk in E Montpelier village. A temporary bridge across the Winooski River was installed in November 2017 to be used in 2018 while the VT 14 bridge was rebuilt.
In 2018 the old bridge was demolished and replaced. Construction will be completed in spring 2019 with the final roadway paving, installation of crosswalks and restoration of the Winooski River site.
CCS Constructors, Inc of Morrisville, VT is the project’s contractor. The project cost $11 million.
Demolished 1930’s era bridge