6/27/17 – Below is the initial press release announcing the project. Weekly updates will be posted to this page every Thursday by the end of the day.

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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Francine Perkins
Project Outreach Coordinator 802-479-6994

Coventry US 5 Ledge Removal Project Set to Start

Montpelier – June 27, 2017 – The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is set to start a ledge removal project on US 5 in Coventry. 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.

Currently, the project consists of a ledge face where rock overhangs the roadway, sight distance is poor, and rock periodically falls onto the roadway with little to no catchment ditch at the toe of slope.

To prepare for scaling the face of the ledge, crews will start clearing of vegetation from the ledge face and crest of the ledge to the right-of-way line to aid in prevention of future ledge cut destabilization. Hand and machine scaling will remove loose rock from the ledge face, followed by installation of rock dowels and shear keys to stabilize the ledge face. Blasting is not planned for this project.

US Route 5 will close at the project site for 30-days beginning Monday, July 24th, 2017 while the ledge is removed and stabilized. A separate offsite detour using US 5 and I-91 will be marked with signs during the closure period.

Beginning the week of June 26, 2017, crews will be onsite mobilizing equipment and preparing for the closure. US 5 traffic can expect periodic alternating one-way traffic at the site until the closure period begins.

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 will be posted at www.roadworkupdates.com