Vermont Route 191 in Newport reopened

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NEWPORT — Vermont Route 191 in Newport, also known as the city’s “access road” to Interstate 91, has reopened.

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Crews say during the closure they have completed the full-depth reconstruction of the roadway and replacement of the culvert located approximately 30 feet below.

The closed section of the road which began approximately one mile west of the Interstate 91 interchange and extended approximately 1,450 feet has been reopened to through traffic.

Route 191 will experience daily lane closures with one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures with two-way traffic maintained throughout the duration of the project.

The project is anticipated to be completed in November 2019.

A combination of layers of rock, groundwater, and poor soil conditions have caused continuous slope movements since the construction of the roadway in 1971.

The Route 191 project was developed to address these conditions and prevent future slope movements from deteriorating the roadway further.

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