KILLINGTON BRIDGE 33
REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 33 ON US4 IN KILLINGTON, OVER THE OTTAUQUECHEE RIVER.
VTrans evaluated alternatives for replacement of Bridge 33 in an engineering study completed in November 2014. The study assessed the proposed design criteria for the bridge and roadway alignment, right-of-way impacts,hydraulic capacity, and environmental and cultural resources. Several alternatives were examined including bridge rehabilitation and replacement along with several traffic maintenance options including a short term bridge closure, phased construction and a temporary bridge.
The Scoping Report recommended replacing the entire bridge structure with traffic maintained on an offsite detour during a 16 day short term road closure. This innovative approach minimizes impacts to the adjacent wetlands, essential wildlife habitat, and archeological resources as well as minimizes traffic disruptions while increasing the safety of the traveling public and construction workers. The new bridge will be constructed of prefabricated bridge components founded on internal abutments to facilitate rapid replacement. The new bridge will be 73 feet in length and 40 feet wide including two 12 foot travel lanes and two 8 foot shoulders. The new bridge will feature a 3 rail box beam bridge rail with a box beam approach rails terminating beyond the bridge.
Detour Route: Head south on VT 100 from the intersection of VT 100 and US 4. Turn rightonto VT 103 in Ludlow. Follow VT 103 west to US 7 in Clarendon. Follow US 7 north andturn right onto US 4 in Rutland. Follow US 4 to VT 100 in Killington. Turn left onto VT 100.
Link to project sharepoint site: https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/vtrans/external/Projects/Structures/13b260
- US-4 will be closed at Bridge 33 over OTTAUQUECHEE RIVER for 16 days between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020.