US Route 4 Bridge 51 in Woodstock Village over the Kedron Brook.


Construction Update: May 2, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:

The Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51 was re-opened to two-way traffic at 3:05 PM today, five days ahead of schedule.

Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51

Project Location: US Route 4 Bridge 51 in Woodstock Village over the Kedron Brook.

The Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51 was re-opened to two-way traffic at 3:05 PM today, five days ahead of schedule.

Immediately following the opening, crews will remove all detour signs and all message boards will be shut down.

In the following, weeks construction will continue with two-way traffic across the bridge, reduced as needed, to alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Remaining work includes paving, sidewalks and the bridge rail. Until final paving is complete, please use extreme caution when entering the work zone. There is a 3-inch ramp down from the existing US Route 4 roadway pavement onto the base lift of pavement of the bridge. Final paving is scheduled to take place in a few weeks.

Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained via a 4-foot temporary pathway on the North side of the bridge (the post office side). Access to the Brick Oven Trattoria will require traversing around the worksite on the north side of the bridge and access the door on the east side of the building. Access to the post office, restaurants and retail shops on the north side will be open. Flaggers will be present to assist pedestrians crossing from the south sidewalk to the north side.

Parking from High Street to Mechanic Street will continue to be unavailable.

Construction activities can be expected weekdays during the hours of 7AM and 6PM. No night or weekend work is anticipated at this time. VTrans will keep you informed of any changes to construction activities related to the Woodstock Village US Route 4 Bridge 51 project throughout the duration of the construction season.

Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is illegal in Vermont to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

Contact Public Outreach Hotline, 802-496-3376 with questions.

NIGHT CLOSURE OF OPEN ROAD TOLLING LANES ON I-93


For Immediate Release
April 15, 2018

TO ALLOW FOR MAINTENANCE WORK AT HOOKSETT TOLLS
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces plans to close the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll (ORT) lanes at Hooksett Toll Plaza on Interstate 93 for maintenance work.
The closure is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 5:00 am on the morning of Friday, April 27, 2018.

The closure is necessary in order to perform routine maintenance on the overhead equipment. All motorists will be guided via signs and traffic cones to the non-ORT portion of the Hooksett Toll Plaza where they will proceed through either dedicated E-ZPass lane or cash lanes.
Contacts:
John Corcoran, Turnpikes Bureau, 603-485-3806
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495

NH Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302-0483

Route 4 Woodstock PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To: Trucking community
From: Vermont Truck & Bus Association
Re: U.S. Route 4, Vermont Statutory Restriction
Priority: High

The generally permitted length of vehicles with trailers in the State of Vermont is up to 75 feet in length.
It has come to the attention of the Vermont Truck & Bus Association, through members who have been ticketed, that the following restriction is in effect and being enforced:
Title 23, VSA, § 1432. Length of vehicles
(c) Operation on U.S. Route 4. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, vehicles with a trailer or semitrailer which are longer than 68 feet but not longer than 75 feet may be operated with a single or multiple trip overlength permit issued at no cost by the Department of Motor Vehicles or, for a fee, by an entity authorized in subsection 1400(d) of this title on U.S. Route 4 from the New Hampshire state line to the junction of VT Route 100 south, provided the distance from the kingpin of the semitrailer to the center of the rearmost axle group is not greater than 41 feet.

The Town of Woodstock, Vermont, is particularly strict in enforcing this permit, even though your truck and trailer would be legal without a permit anywhere else in Vermont.

FAILURE TO OBTAIN THIS FREE PERMIT MAY RESULT IN A FINE OF $300.00 FOR A FIRST OFFENSE, $600.00 FOR A SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, AND $800.00 FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PERMIT: (802)828-2064
http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/documents/OSD-01-Excess_Length_App.pdf

NHMTA Important Tractor Trailer Ban Notice

Reporting Agency: Transcom to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Incident Type: Tractor Trailer ban

Location: Various corridors in downstate NY

Initial/Final report (March 21, 2018 Effective 8:00AM EDT):

• Effective 8:00AM: The NY State DOT advised that a full tractor trailer ban will go into effect on the NY State Thruway System from Exit 17 (I-84) to the NYC Line (including the Mario Cuomo Bridge), I-287/Cross Westchester Expressway, I-95/New England Thruway from exit 8 (Bronx) to the CT State Line. The ban also includes I-84 and I-684 end to end. The ban will be enforced by the NY State Police; there are no plans for checkpoints at the respective state borders.

Actions/Follow-up:
• Pending

Additional: Pending

For road weight restrictions in New Hampshire

http://newengland511.org/. Click on “Special Events” for the listing in NH (preview yellow, orange and black flags for roads with weight restrictions.

The Ministère reminds users of heavy vehicles and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.
Official dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 1
From Monday, March 5 (00:01) to Friday, May 4 (23:59)
Aimed dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 2
From Monday, March 19 (00:01) to Friday, May 18 (23:59)
Zone 3
From Monday, March 26 (00:01) to Friday, May 25 (23:59)
Depending on the changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period may be moved ahead or postponed.

thaw report

After Hack, FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Website is Currently Unavailable

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is currently down and operating in a very limited capacity as described below. At this time, there is no estimated date of when the system will return to normal operation.
See page 4 in newsletter.

NHMTA Travel Alert I-95 – Starting tonight at 7:00 pm

CLOSURE OF OPEN ROAD TOLLING LANES ON I-95
TO ALLOW FOR MAINTENANCE WORK AT HAMPTON TOLLS
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces plans to close both the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll (ORT) lanes at the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95 for winter maintenance work.
The closure is scheduled for the night of Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7:00 pm until 5:00 am on Friday morning, January 12, 2018.

The closure is necessary in order for the removal of snow along the shoulders and against the concrete barrier. All motorists will be guided via signs and traffic cones to the non-ORT portion of the Hampton Toll Plaza where they will proceed through either dedicated E-ZPass lane or cash lanes.
Contacts:
John Corcoran, Turnpikes Bureau, 603-485-3806
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495

Grace period no excuse to avoid ELD purchase

Although the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is now upon us, many trucking industry professionals remain unprepared. According to an online poll conducted during the first week of December by HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass services, 49% of the 1,620 respondents said they had yet to purchase an ELD before the deadline. Of those who have not installed an ELD in their vehicles, 68% had no plans to do so before the deadline.
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