Road work for the week of June 29

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BENNINGTON — The following list of road projects for the coming week was supplied by the Bennington Department of Public Works. Motorists are asked to use caution and expect delays, as workers and equipment will be in roadways. All work is weather-dependent.

There will be no roadwork on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Town offices will also be closed.

Astrachan Drive, Cortland Lane, McIntosh Lane, Michael's Drive and Willow Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA water line extension work.

Carpenter Lane, off North Branch Street will be closed to through traffic all week for PFOA water line extension work.

Chapel Road and upper East Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic for the next several weeks as contractor crews begin setting up for the next phase of PFOA water line extension work.

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Harwood Hill Road will have lane restrictions between Northside Drive and the Route 7 connector for PFOA water line extension work for the next several weeks.

Kocher Drive may have lane restrictions between Aldi's and Performance Drive for work on the sidewalk extension project.

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North Branch Street from Morse Repair to Bowen Road will be closed to through traffic all week for PFOA water line extension work. Residents will only have access from either side of North Branch.

The Northside Drive roundabout will be closed Wednesday night as a state crew repaints crosswalks and safety road markings.

Upper Putnam Street will be closed between Weeks Street and Harwood Drive on Thursday as a water crew conducts bore testing.

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Rice Lane will be closed to all through traffic for the next week as a highway crew reconstructs a river crossing/culvert near Matteson Road. Residents will only have access from either side of Rice Lane. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route.

Townwide: Highway crews will be painting road markings at various locations throughout town. Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

Downtown: A crew will be cleaning out tree boxes. Sidewalk restrictions will be in place. Additionally, a crew will be grinding uneven sidewalks downtown.

Residents are asked not to rake or blow leaves into town streets or highways, as this clogs drains and creates flooding and driving hazards for everyone. Residents and contractors are also reminded to make certain that all loads are covered when taking leaves or brush to the transfer station.


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