Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rt 11 bridge work may cause traffic delays

Those traveling in Springfield on Route 11 near Bridge 57 will face delays through the month of August. Also a reminder, the Route 11 Bridge from Charlestown NH to Springfield VT will be closed on August 1st and 2nd for repaving.

VT Route 11 temporary bridge installation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in conjunction with Cold River Bridges will be installing a temporary bridge on VT Route 11 at Bridge #57 just east of Breezy Hill Road and/or 1.3 miles west of the VT 106 & River Street intersection.

This bridge will be installed with a northern shift in the roadway thus taking traffic off the sinking eastbound travel lane. The installation of the temporary bridge will begin the week of July 31st and should be completed by September 1, 2017.

During the construction motorists should be aware of delays as there will be alternating one lane of travel with traffic control present within the construction zone.

VTrans is actively designing a larger culvert replacement but at present does not have a construction date scheduled due to current budget restrictions. It is anticipated the existing sidewalk will stay open after the temporary bridge is installed.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085.

If you would like to receive a weekly update of the contractors anticipated work schedule please email sbarrett@coibsinc.com your request.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Stephanie B. Barrett
Contracted Public Relations Officer 

Springfield - Charlestown Bridge will be closed to daytime traffic on August 1 and 2

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces paving work is planned on the NH Route 11 bridge over the Connecticut River in Charleston, NH – Springfield, VT.

The bridge will be closed to traffic on August 1st and 2nd between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm each day to allow this work to be completed. Message boards will be used to inform motorists of the scheduled work on the week of July 31st.

This work will be weather dependent. Alternate routes across the Connecticut River are south in North Walpole across the Ach Bridge, or north in Claremont across the NH Route 12 bridge.

Miller Construction of Windsor, Vermont is the prime contractor for the $695,000 contract.


  1. Way to go VT Trans, how is anyone in the private sector suppose to know what bridge 57 is, more of our government lost in it's own world.


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