July 14, 2008
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) closed a short segment of the Winooski River so that crews can safely remove the Route 2 truss bridge that connects Middlesex and Moretown.
The river segment will be closed to boaters, swimmers, kayaks, canoes and other recreational uses for as long as demolition and construction activity poses a safety risk to anyone using the river.
The river was closed using a string of floating buoys connected by rope, and signs notify users that the segment under the bridge is closed. Paddlers are encouraged to take their kayaks and canoes out of the water just before the bridge and walk their boats along Lover’s Lane until they reach a point beyond the bridge before putting their crafts back in the water.
Work to replace the Route 2 Bridge is expected to continue through Labor Day.
Source: Agency of Transportation
Last Updated at: July 14, 2008 10:18:09