Route 14 in East Montpelier closed into November due to bank slide

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) at 10 am on Thursday, October 6, 2011, will close a small section of Route 14 in East Montpelier that was damaged by spring flooding and exacerbated by Tropical Storm Irene. The road is expected to remain closed into November. Route 14 between its intersection with Route 2 and Northstar Fireworks was restricted to one lane on September 26 due to the roadway beginning to slide into the Winooski River. Engineers originally believed the road could be repaired while maintaining one lane of traffic, but the roadway continues to undermine. Electronic message boards beginning Wednesday will warn motorists of the coming closure. ‘All the rain we had over the past week exacerbated the situation, and earth is now disappearing from underneath the road at an accelerated rate,’ said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. ‘We have already lost about three feet of asphalt, and there is no longer room to safely have both traffic and construction vehicles in the same area.’ All commercial vehicles will be rerouted to Route 302 regardless of their destination, while pleasure vehicles can use Route 302 to reach Montpelier or Country Club Road to reach Plainfield. VTrans plans to keep Route 14 passable for emergency vehicles. While the agency hopes to keep one-way traffic flowing until 10 a.m. Thursday, roadway workers will continually monitor the situation and reevaluate plans. The agency will close the road without warning anytime if it believes public safety could be compromised. For up-to-date information on storm-related openings and closings, people can call VTrans recovery call center at 1-800-866-7099 or go to the agency’s homepage at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) where they can sign up for alerts pushed to their mobile phone. You can also follow VTrans’ recovery efforts on both Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Newcastle to prioritise deal for Real Madrid’s star after takeover

first_img Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel HeroesFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art The report adds that Spurs have now missed their opportunity of a first refusal on the player, who has only scored two goals in La Liga this season and none since the 2-2 draw at Villarreal in early September.Newcastle have also been linked with a swoop for Barcelona-owned playmaker Philippe Coutinho, with El Mundo Deportivo recently claiming the Brazilian could move to St. James’s Park after the club’s intended appointment of Mauricio Pochettino to replace incumbent Steve Bruce.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bale remained at Madrid beyond the January transfer window despite reports linking him with a return to Tottenham, while a transfer to China collapsed last summer.There is a stress on the recurring issue that Bale’s wage packet makes any move extremely difficult, with an MLS side or Premier League club the most likely to move but with Newcastle set to become one of the richest clubs in the world, a move is now feasible. Newcastle United will make signing out-of-favour Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale a priority once their Saudi-backed takeover bid goes through, reports Marca.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Read Also: EPL restart suffers setback as Brighton confirm third COVID-19 caselast_img read more