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KEEP ROUTE 125 OPEN
During construction of the
Sand Hill Bridge
We are concerned about the impacts of closing Vermont Route 125 (and detouring traffic over the Brandon Gap) during construction of the Sand Hill Bridge in East Middlebury.
We ask VTrans to consider the following impacts of any significant period of closure:
1) Emergency response (both Fire and Ambulance) times to Ripton would be increased considerably.
2) Something approaching 2,000 trips per day would be added to traffic on the Upper and Lower Plains Roads and the North Branch Road.
3) Businesses in Hancock, Goshen, Ripton and East Middlebury that that depend on Route 125 would be severely impacted.
Please make every effort to maintain this vital east-west transportation corridor
either through the installation of a temporary bridge or through phased
Links: to the online petition; to the latest meeting
(thanks to Willem Jewett!)