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VA Cutoff Road bridge in Hartford set to reopen

  • Corinne Longe, 65, walks across the VA Cutoff Road Bridge in Hartford Village on her daily three-mile loop from her home in White River Junction Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The Town of Hartford will close the bridge over the White River starting on Thursday Jan. 16, 2020, due to damaged expansion joints. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

Published: 6/3/2020 4:05:39 PM
Modified: 6/3/2020 4:05:31 PM

HARTFORD — The VA Cutoff Road bridge that’s been closed to traffic in Hartford Village since January is expected to reopen Monday.

Work to repair failing expansion joints on the bridge will begin in the coming days, the Hartford Department of Public works wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

The bridge, which typically carries 3,900 motorists a day, closed to vehicle traffic nearly six months ago due to structural concerns. At the time, officials worried the expansion joints could come loose and damage passing vehicles.

Hartford had planned on doing a total replacement of the bridge no earlier than the summer of 2023. About 95% of that $14.4 million project would be covered by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and federal funding.

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