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US Route 2 RICHMOND Snipe Island Bridge will CLOSE Friday, July 21 at 7 AM

On Friday, July 21, at 7 AM the Vermont Agency of Transportation will CLOSE the Snipe Island Brook on Route 2 in Richmond for four weeks. The bridge is located about three miles southeast of the center of Richmond, next to the intersection of Snipe Ireland Road, about one mile north of Jonesville.

The existing bridge will be demolished and a new one-span bridge will be built over the small brook. 

Today, July 20, the crew worked on installing stream diversion measures to facilitate the removal of the old bridge. Most of the water will be diverted into a large steel culvert to bypass the construction site, limiting the amount of erosion and sediment from entering the brook, and subsequently the Winooski river.

Friday and Saturday the contractor will work on demolishing the 88-year old bridge. All next week, two cranes will be onsite driving 14 steel piles 80 feet into the ground for the foundations. The first piece of precast will be set next Friday or Saturday.

Snipe Ireland Road will remain open but may be limited to one lane traffic directed by flaggers during working hours to give the crew a little more room to work and for safety of the crew and traveling public.

VTrans has designated I-89, which runs parallel to Route 2 between Exits 10 and 11, as a detour route for vehicles. Bicyclists and pedestrians will use Cochran Road as a detour route.

It is illegal in Vermont 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.

Best regards,

Jill Barrett

Public Information Officer



The Bolton Planning Commission is looking for one new member, preferably from the either the Rt. 2 or Duxbury Road neighborhoods. The PC just finished the 2017 Bolton Town Plan and are getting ready to begin revising the Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations (BLUDRs).  The BLUDRs combine zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and flood hazard area regulations.  If you are interested in participating in local government, contributing to the zoning process, and/or helping the town plan growth and protect its natural resources, contact Carol Devlin at or 434-3064 ext. 221.

Employment Opportunities!  The town is seeking a part-time summer road crew person averaging 8 hours per week, and a part-time year round board clerk averaging 8 hours per month.  See the job descriptions here.

No Library Card Reimbursements in FY 17-18

The voter approved FY 17-18 budget eliminated the library card re-imbursement line item, and shifted those funds to a recreation line item in the hopes of funding one or two town wide events open to all.  Library card re-imbursements will no longer be offered beginning at the start of the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017.  Both the Richmond and Waterbury Libraries have been notified of this change. Remember, you can always take a book, leave a book, 24/7 at any of our seven BOLLs! See the BOLL map  here.



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