NEWS ABOUT BRIDGE #10 CLOSURE in south Huntington (Hanksville) 7/5 through 8/13:
Located in Hanksville at the intersection of Main & Beane Roads, this bridge will be closed for critical repairs from 7/5/2021 through 8/13/2021. There will be a pedestrian and bicycle foot bridge (5′ x 80′), but there will be no vehicular through traffic. Emergency services (fire, 1st response & rescue) will be provided to residents south of the bridge by Starksboro and Bristol.
** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Bridge #10 repair project.
LOWER VILLAGE REDESIGN ALTERNATIVES – MAPS & PRESENTATION
VTRANS Report: Repair/Replacement Alternatives for Camels Hump Road Bridge #30 The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTRANS) has prepared a report with proposed alternatives for addressing the repair/replacement of Bridge #30 (Camels Hump Road).
The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance of the town’s roadways. Duties include: construction and maintenance of dirt and paved road surfaces, maintenance of bridges, culverts, guard rails, ditching, brush control, highway signs, erosion control and winter road maintenance. Highway Department members also aid the Fire Department and First Response Team. Because of Huntington’s diverse topography and many streams, road maintenance is especially challenging with 21 bridges, over 600 culverts, a mixture of Class 2 and Class 3 roads with steep slopes and extensive elevation change.
Applications and Permits
Contact Information for the Highway Department:
- Town Garage: (802) 434-2710
- Foreman Pager: (802) 350-8348, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Town Administrator: (802) 434-4779 (for contact via radio)
- Mailing Address: 4930 Main Road, Huntington, VT 05462
- Fax: (802) 329-2013
- Clinton (Yogi) Alger- Foreman
- Raymond Liberty
- Jacob Johnson
- Roger Thompson
WINTER DRIVING TIPS
- Give our plow trucks plenty of room: When you see an oncoming plow truck, please slow down and pull over toward the right in order to give us room to maneuver – and don’t try to share narrow bridges with us. A 65,000 pound truck doesn’t stop on a dime. And, we have an overall 14-foot plowing width (steel on the road) and most of our roads are less than 20 feet wide.
- Don’t tailgate: If you can’t see the side mirrors on our truck, we can’t see you.
- Plan ahead and leave early: In the wintertime—both daytime and in the dark—you need to leave yourself extra travel time in order to get to your destination safely.
- Scrape your windows: It takes just a few extra minutes to thoroughly scrape all your car windows but it can take months and hundreds of dollars to recover from an accident caused by driving with a frosted, iced, or snow covered window that limits what you can see.
- Slow speeds & salt reduction: Always gage your speed based on road conditions – which in the winter often means having to go slower than the posted speed limit. Our towns do not have a ‘clear roads’ policies. For environmental and economic reasons, some areas will have less salt than others.
- Shoveling, Snow blowing & plowing: Snow that’s pushed or tossed on to the traveled way or shoulder of roads may freeze and become a serious hazard to motorists. Besides that, it’s against the law (23 V.S.A. § 1126a) with a $76.00 fine per occurrence.
- Please help keep your culverts clear: Between our two towns, we have well over 3,000 culverts. Water that can’t make it through a culvert because of debris blockage is likely to overflow, ice up, damage driveways, and make roads hazardous.