What’s happening this week in Middlebury
Next week (July 16-20) there will be three short stops of traffic on Main Street (Route 30) and Merchants Row in downtown Middlebury, while blasting continues for the Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project. Traffic delay may last up to five minutes.
The blasting site is the former Lazarus building site, located between the bank and post office on Main Street, next to Printer’s Alley. Excavation of a 38-foot deep pit is required to install a new drainage system that will remove standing water from the rail corridor as well as receive stormwater from downtown streets.
Looking down into the pit that will house a future drainage structure for the rail tunnel.
All traffic – motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will not be allowed to travel on Main Street/Route 30, between Seymour Street and Main Street/Merchants Row intersection, and on Merchants Row, between South Pleasant Street and Main Street/Merchants Row intersection, while the contractor for the Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project performs a blasting operation. This delay may last up to 5 minutes.