7/20/17 – The most recent weekly construction update is posted below.

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Construction Update
Coventry Ledge Project – US 5
STP 0113(66)


Project Location: The project is located approximately 2.5 miles north of the Coventry line where the roadway occupies a narrow corridor between the subject rock cut on the west and the Black River to the east.

US 5 Closure Period –  Monday, July 24th the 30-day closure of US 5 at the project site, is scheduled to start.

Traffic Detour – During the US 5 closure period, an offsite detour using US 5 to I-91 will be in effect and marked with signs as follows:

  • US 5 Northbound Traffic – US 5 to Irasburg to I-91 Northbound to Exit 27 -Newport to US 5 south to Coventry.
  • US 5 Southbound Traffic – US 5 to Newport to I-91 Southbound to Exit 26 -Irasburg to US 5 north to Coventry. 

Week of July 24th, 2017

Following the road closure, hand scaling to remove ledge will continue throughout the week. Drilling for the doweling and shear keys, which will support the remaining unscaled ledge, may also occur this week.

A notice confirming the closure of US 5, at the project site, will be sent out on Monday, July 24th.

Traffic: The traffic detour marked with signs will be in effect starting Monday.

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994. Construction updates are posted at www.roadworkupdates.com