Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby Pentaxguy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:03 pm

I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the aerial photos of Vermont shared by the Springfield MA Republican newspaper. :shock:


http://photos.masslive.com/republican/2 ... ge_47.html


I have plans to visit the first week of October, but have to wonder if I can still "get there from here." Goof luck to the many hard-working folks looking to get things back to normal.


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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby pwt54 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:35 am

I read in the newspaper that routes 106, 107, and 131 are closed indefinitely. You folks planning on doing the Jenne Farm shoukd be okay. The damage appears to be south of there. They have the section from the junction of route 131 down to North Springfield marked closed.

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby pwt54 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:12 am

My cousin larry stiopped in for a quick visit and a coffe this morning. He says that the Bethel Mountain Road between Bethel and Rochester is closed on the Bethel side. It may not be open for foliage season. Routes 106, 107 and 131 will not be open for foliage season. Route 106 is open from Woodstock to the Jenne Farm Road.

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby Aspen » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:31 pm

September 7, 2011, in this thread, mmvt shared the Vermont Transportation's website. It has a wealth of information.
Go back to mmvt's 9/7 post and make repeat visits to this website for updates. Be sure to view the far left column: VTrans Irene Spotlight. Click on The Vermont Routing Information FAQ. It will provide travelers with great alternate/detour routes for some of the highly traveled roads which may be closed.

The Irene Photo Gallery also has numerous updated pictures which supports some of the reports of road closures that people have been sharing and the pictures will definitely convey why some roads will remain closed longer.

Thanks to all the Vermont Transportation's dedicated employees, all the volunteers and all the caring folks on this website who have been working together to assure that people have access to information and traveling in Vermont!

Aspen

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby mmvt » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:48 pm

Another useful, almost real time report on various roads:
http://www.facebook.com/VermontAgencyOf ... odResponse
this is a facebook page and VT Trans seems to be responding fairly quickly to the questions that are posed.
I am not sure if you need to be a Facebook member to 'see' the page, but you definitely need to be on Facebook to post questions.

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby wentworth » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:34 pm

ok some good news re: Killington via Killingtonzone and Facebook: Route 4, going east from K to I-89 is now open and Rt 4, from Rutland to Mendon to Killington will be open in 2 days--yeah! way to go!

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby ctyanky » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:17 pm

ROUTE 12A - 3 Bridges Reopened: Burlington Free Press, 9/14/11

MONTPELIER — "The Vermont Transportation Agency says three bridges have been reopened on Route 12A making it easier for residents of Roxbury, Granville and Braintree to reach the outside world. But one washout remains in Roxbury that will take some time to repair so full access to the area has not yet been re-established.

Two of the re-opened bridges allow Roxbury residents to travel north to Northfield and west to Route 100 over the Warren Mountain Road. The third bridge allows Roxbury residents to reach Randolph along Route 12A.

The remaining washout is just south of the Carrie Howe Road in Roxbury. Plans to build a new bridge are being made. Work on that bridge is to begin later this fall."

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby mmvt » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Amazing article with before/after photos of Route 4 - Rutland to Killington.
http://www.mountaintimes.info/news/brea ... s-913-3pm/

the Mountain times has a different article about route 107:
http://www.mountaintimes.info/news/impo ... ir-update/

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby Aspen » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:39 pm

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., the Vermont State Highway Status was updated.
Continue to revisit and/or bookmark : http://www.aot.state.vt.us/

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby wentworth » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:35 pm

Thx Aspen--great link

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby Andy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:20 am

Looking at the "before and after" without taking away the great empathy we feel for Vermonters who have been hit by this, I have to say, HUGE KUDOS to the VT Dept of Transportation, and all the other workers, local, Nat. Guard, etc. They have done an incredible task in a very short time!

Thanks to all of you!
Andy

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby wentworth » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:32 pm

From the Killington area: They had a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in front of the Sugar-n-Spice eatery(a place we always go for pancakes) to celebrate the opening of Rt. 4 from Mendon to Killington, also another ceremony at River Road--one lane newly paved both ways--good job!

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby pwt54 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:13 am

While wandering around the cattle barns at the Tunbridge Fair, I talked to a woman from Reading, VT. She says that folks can get to the Jenne Farm from Woodstock okay. But that is the only way right now. Route 106 soth of there is still closed.

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby Aspen » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:34 am

With daily updates, current news and ideal weather conditions to welcome the Fall foliage season, it's delightful Vermont has made outstanding progress on its road to recovery. Let's continue to provide support on this Fall Foliage Forum with guiding people to the beautiful places and businesses in Vermont.
For locals and those who have freqented Vermont, we know getting to certain places will be possible; however, there may be a need to take an alternate route to some of them. For example, the Luce family at the Sugarbush Farm in North Pomfret made an announcement that their wonderful maple syrup and cheese farm is open. For some of us who have ventured to this farm in the past via the Taftsville Covered Bridge need to know if the Taftsville Covered bridge is open and if not, advise alternate route to take to get to the Sugarbush Farm. To assist folks, Sugarbush Farm is at 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, North Pomfret, Vermont 05053 Phone # 802-457-1757, 800-281-1757 Should people know of other places that are accessible but access will be from a different area of Vermont or route, please share this valuable information.

Come on Vermont, roll out your (autumn) RED carpet!

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Re: Post Updates of Road Closures and Alternate Routes

Postby 2doggiemom » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:09 pm

According to Sugarbush Farm website, the Taftsville Bridge is not open, however, they give alternate routes. Even though Sugarbush Farm is away from town, they sure seem to have alot of visitors. I can't wait to go for their wonderful cheese tasting.



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