Woodstock Bridge Reopens Five Days Ahead of Schedule

  • Crews work to replace a bridge carrying Route 4 over Kedron Brook in downtown Woodstock, Vt., on April 24, 2018. State transportation officials said on Friday that the bridge will be reopened ahead of the planned May 7 date, weather permitting. There is a local detour in place for passenger vehicles, but large trucks have a 40-mile detour while the bridge is closed during the $1.6 million project. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Woodstock — The bridge replacement project on Route 4 in Woodstock that spans the Kedron Brook reopened today, five days ahead of schedule, officials said.

Truck drivers were forced to follow a long detour since the project started on April 16. That detour is no longer necessary.

Although the bridge has reopened, crews will continue to work at the site for the next couple of weeks, and at times, traffic may be down to one lane over the bridge, according to a news release.

The remaining work includes paving and installing sidewalks and the bridge rail.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation project replaced the 102-year-old bridge using Accelerated Bridge Construction. The project is estimated at $1.6 million.