Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Selectboard approves hold on repairs to industrial park entrance

Following the Vermont Department of Transportation’s recommendation that the bridge and culvert at the intersection of Main Street and County Road be repaired “as soon as possible,” the Springfield Selectboard voted unanimously.

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  1. Um, that photo shows the Rte 10 end of County Rd. Aside from that, there isn't enough info. The hold is to remain until just before a truck falls through the bridge? That's a tough call, y'know.

  2. George T McNaughton6/14/16, 6:11 PM

    Bob Lombard, the Selectboard has set in motion the process for an engineering design for a new access road which will deal with the bridge and other issues. The bridge was not characterised as an imminent danger. Not exactly sure why that in particular was focused on by the blog instead of other items dealt with at the meeting.

    1. Bob Lombard6/15/16, 8:27 AM

      Thanks for the update, GTM.

      The County Road is certainly not an ideal access to the industrial park - too narrow, constricted 90° corner. Is the project far enough along in the board's group mind to have an approximation of the exit point from Rt. 10?

  3. Makes sense that they would put a hold on it. Every business that wants to locate in the Industrial Park is met with opposition.

    1. Bob Lombard6/16/16, 9:18 AM

      Well, not "every". The solar farm is recent, and a slaughterhouse even, by golly. Maybe even "bleeding hearts" eat meat. Stock deliveries to the slaughterhouse frequently travel down Main Street from the west end, crossing a bridge rated at 5 tons capacity. Maybe the select board picked up on that?

  4. Having lived in that culvert for several months while in town on business about a year ago, I can say it is overdue for a rehab/re-model. I hope they don't skimp on materials and workmanship. The lowest bid is not always the best value. They should check one of those home contractor review sites before hiring anyone. I always do.


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