Road work for the week of May 18
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.
Astrachan Drive, Cortland Lane, Houghton Lane, Michael's Drive, Russett Drive, Squaw Hill and Willow Road: Will be reduced to one-lane traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA water line extension work.
Berard Street: Will be closed to through traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA water line extension work.
Fox Hill Road: Will be reduced to one-lane traffic from Monday through Wednesday as highway crews conduct shoulder work.
Harwood Hill Road: Will be reduced to one-lane traffic between Northside Drive and the Route 7 connector for PFOA water line extension work for the next several weeks.
Rice Lane: Will be closed to all through traffic for the next six weeks 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.
Willow Road: The intersection at Hewitt Drive will be closed all week for a culvert repair by a private contractor. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route.
Townwide: A Highway crew will be painting road markings 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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