HINSDALE, NH – Work on a new bridge connecting Hinsdale to Brattleboro is in full swing, with activities expected to begin in mid-September.
“The traveling public can expect some minor delays on NH 119 as the New Hampshire project begins clearing trees, laying utility lines, piers, pier work and temporary trestle construction to safely advance construction across the Connecticut River and into Vermont” According to a press release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
On Route 142 in Brattleboro, people will also see “random construction and relocation” work. Work on route 142 itself is slated to begin in spring 2022.
Reed & Reed, Inc. of Woolwich, Maine, is the general contractor for the $ 61.2 million project, which is expected to be completed on October 25, 2024.
Reed & Reed is holding a job fair on Wednesday from 1pm to 6pm at the Millstream Community Center on Main Street in Hinsdale. Positions include crane operators, welders, electricians, carpenters, and general workers.
Plans to replace the two bridges that currently connect the two cities have been debated for more than two decades. The new bridge will span the Connecticut River directly downstream from the Anna Hunt Marsh and Charles Dana bridges. The old bridges are being rehabilitated for pedestrians.