The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun work on a variety of safety improvements along US Route 4 between Quechee Gorge and US Route 5 in Hartford. Guardrail, fresh pavement and centerline rumble stripes are among the many improvements underway in the corridor that has seen a number of serious crashes this year. Work will be happening at a number of locations along US Route 4 over the next three weeks and travelers should seek alternate routes where possible to avoid the inevitable delays associated with a project of this scale. Motorists should expect delays during the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
“We are working to get these improvements in place as quickly as possible,” said VTrans Highway Safety and Design Program Manager, Ken Robie. “There is great enthusiasm in the community for the use of centerline rumble stripes in light of a number of recent, tragic crashes. We hope the public will ultimately find the temporary disruption a small price to pay for a safer road in the long run.”