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Bridge replacement to close busy South Burlington-Williston roadway

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:48 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:29 PM EDT
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A bridge project at the South Burlington-Williston line will impact traffic in the area for months.

Starting Monday, Aug. 2, crews will be working on a replacement for the bridge at Marshall and Kimball avenues.

They’re building a permanent replacement span for the culvert over the Muddy Brook.

That’s a heavily trafficked route that sees more than 20,000 cars a day.

There will be detours in place to take drivers onto Williston Road instead.

That will last until November.

“We’ve done a lot of outreach to try to let people know that they’re going to have to go around, but that first day is always a surprise to people. So we’re expecting some travel delays still,” said Thomas DiPietro, the deputy director of environmental services in South Burlington. “Not the best conditions for pedestrians and cyclists right now, so we are excited to make this full replacement and get everyone back safely traveling in that area.”

The temporary bridge has been in place since the culvert failed in 2017 due to corrosion. It washed out again during the Halloween storm in 2019.

The new crossing is a partnership between the town of Williston and the city of South Burlington. It costs $2 million. Grants are helping pay for some of that.

Click here for more on the project.

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