Some good news on the progress of the flood repair, all 12 communities that were isolated now have at least emergency access now. Here is a lengthy list of roads and bridges status.
For transportation issues related to the storm, please call the Vermont Agency of Transportation Recovery Call Center at 1-800-866-7099 from 7 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday.
Google Map of Irene Related Transportation Issues In Vermont
VTrans Announces Emergency Access Restored To All Isolated Communities
Update as of 7:15 pm 08/31/2011
The Vermont Agency of Transportation announces that its crews have restored emergency access to all of the 12 Vermont communities that were cut off by Hurricane Irene. Crews, many of them working till darkness and in dangerous conditions, have now established access for supplies and emergency vehicles to reach all the towns in which all road connections were severed by flood waters on Sunday. This access allows emergency vehicles and supplies to reach these communities. Note that these roads have been restored for emergency access only, and that these roads are not yet open for use by the general public.
“We received word from our Incident Command Center in Dummerston that a majority of the residents of the Town of Wardsboro NOW have access out of the town to the Town of Jamaica,” reported Secretary Brian Searles. He noted that there are still approximately 20 families in the town between the two washouts on route 100.
VTrans has been working with both private contractors and the Vermont National Guard to connect those locations. “Vtrans employees are engaged in an unprecedented and extraordinary relief effort to restore services to Vermonters, and we are proud and grateful for their work,” Searles continued. “I want to add, we recognize that there may still be more Vermonters cut off on either town roads and private roads in other Vermont communities. Our commitment is to continue pursue access for these Vermonters to ensure their safety and we won’t stop till their reconnected,” continued Searles
Roads that now have emergency access are:
Marlboro is now accessible via a town road.
Route 9, Wilmington to Brattleboro, is passable to for emergency access.
Cavendish can be accessed with off road vehicles or equipment.
Stratton is still cut off in terms of state highway, but can now be accessed by a back road into the town.
Wardsboro access to the Jamaica is now established for most residents. Further work continues to complete full access.
Plymouth and Plymouth Notch can be accessed by four wheel drive vehicle.
Pittsfield now has emergency access on Route 100.
Mendon and Killington now have a emergency access along US Route 4.
Strafford is now accessible via a town road.
Hancock now has emergency access via VT 125 from Route 7 to Route 100.
Rochester is now accessible on Route 100 via Hancock on Route 125.
Granville is now accessible on Route 100 via Hancock on Route 125.
Stockbridge is now accessible on Route 100 via Hancock on Route 125.
VTrans Enhances Public Information Through Google Maps
The Vermont Agency of Transportation today announced the roll out of a brand new web-based Public Information Project that was made possible through a partnership with Google. A new map, utilizing Google, will advance the emergency response effort following Hurricane Irene. The map can be found at the VTrans website: Vermont Agency of Transportation
“In the wake of this unprecedented storm that has ravaged our infrastructure it is all hands on deck, and the state is working to assess both state and local roads and bridges,” said Sue Minter VTrans Deputy Secretary. “A new and improved mapping system, which will be publicly available, will help us identify and publicize damaged infrastructure for the travelling public, as well as for our response team,” she said.
The Google map was established within 24 hours to meet the growing demands for accurate maps both for Agency personnel and for public information needs. The effort began when Matt Dunne, head of Google Community Affairs, contacted the Agency with the offer to assist, as they have done for states along the eastern seaboard impacted by Hurricane Irene. Google worked diligently along with VTrans IT staff, and within 8 hours a prototype was developed. The web-map “went live” 24 hours later.
“VTrans has been striving for some time to improve public information about road conditions, particularly during emergencies,” Minter said, noting the limitations of their current system. “Google reached out to help us improve our public outreach and information. Without this support, we would not have been able to meet this important need,” she said.
Dunne explained, “We are pleased to have worked with the Vermont Agency of Transportation to put together a map documenting road and bridge closures, flooding and other information. We hope this map is helpful to the state and fellow Vermonters recovering from Hurricane Irene.”
The map will be a dynamic product “in the making.” It will be updated daily as more information becomes available. The public is also invited to add their information at the Agency website.
VTrans’ public information project also includes a Call Center for people in search of traveler information. The Agency has been inundated with calls for assistance and responded by creating the following hotline: (800) 866-7099 which will be staffed between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
STATE HIGHWAY SEGMENT CLOSURE UPDATE 08/31/2011 5:00PM
Road FromMM ToMM Town Status
I089 90.91 97.87 Colchester REOPENED
I089 90.91 97.87 Colchester REOPENED
I091 28.40 35.33 Rockingham REOPENED
U002 0.00 6.38 Richmond REOPENED
U002 0.00 5.67 Bolton REOPENED
U002 0.00 4.93 Waterbury REOPENED
U004 0.06 1.23 Rutland Town ROAD CLOSED
U004 0.00 5.65 Woodstock ROAD CLOSED
U004 0.00 5.93 Mendon ROAD CLOSED
U004 0.00 8.50 Killington ROAD CLOSED
U005 0.00 7.01 Lyndon REOPENED
U005 0.00 4.32 Burke REOPENED
U005 0.00 7.33 Sutton REOPENED
U007 5.84 7.09 Wallingford ROAD CLOSED
U007 1.24 3.96 Rutland Town ROAD CLOSED
U007 0.00 7.30 Brandon ROAD CLOSED
U007 0.00 7.52 Manchester REOPENED
U302 0.00 7.90 Groton 1 LANE OPEN
V003 0.00 3.28 Proctor ROAD CLOSED
V005 0.00 0.66 Burke REOPENED
V007 0.00 0.77 Wallingford ROAD CLOSED
V007 0.00 0.92 Clarendon ROAD CLOSED
V009 0.00 9.47 Woodford ROAD CLOSED
V009 0.00 8.30 Marlboro ROAD CLOSED
V009 0.00 3.20 Brattleboro ROAD CLOSED
V009 0.00 5.54 Searsburg ROAD CLOSED
V009 0.00 7.16 Wilmington ROAD CLOSED
V009 6.13 6.85 Bennington ROAD CLOSED
V011 0.00 8.34 Chester ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.71 4.01 Woodstock ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 1.38 Pomfret ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 1.38 Bethel ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 9.62 Barnard ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 7.19 Braintree ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 6.69 Berlin ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 7.85 Worcester ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 7.93 Elmore REOPENED
V012 0.00 4.08 Roxbury ROAD CLOSED
V012 0.00 4.08 Northfield ROAD CLOSED
V014 2.34 9.12 Royalton REOPENED
V014 0.00 0.89 Bethel REOPENED
V014 0.00 4.92 Randolph REOPENED
V016 1.28 2.37 Barton REOPENED
V017 2.20 2.31 Bristol DAYTIME CLOSURE
V017 0.00 0.10 Starksboro DAYTIME CLOSURE
V030 0.00 0.30 Sudbury ROAD CLOSED
V030 0.00 5.16 Hubbardton ROAD CLOSED
V030 5.43 6.57 Castleton ROAD CLOSED
V030 2.00 3.00 Orwell ROAD CLOSED
V073 3.12 7.51 Brandon ROAD CLOSED
V073 0.00 3.61 Goshen ROAD CLOSED
V073 0.00 8.78 Rochester ROAD CLOSED
V073 0.00 3.19 Sudbury ROAD CLOSED
V073 0.00 3.00 Brandon ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 8.44 Ludlow ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 3.97 Killington REOPENED
V100 0.00 4.76 Plymouth ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 9.73 Plymouth ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 0.97 Bridgewater ROAD CLOSED
V100 4.00 4.87 Panton ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 9.69 Granville ROAD CLOSED
V100 2.00 2.61 Waitsfield REOPENED
V100 0.00 1.15 Moretown ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 7.82 Moretown ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 0.10 Middlesex ROAD CLOSED
V100 2.47 7.30 Wilmington ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 3.59 Jamaica ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 8.40 Weston ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.00 7.37 Wardsboro ROAD CLOSED
V100 0.48 0.50 Waitsfield 1 LANE OPEN
V103 0.00 1.82 Ludlow REOPENED
V103 0.00 3.17 Shrewsbury REOPENED
V103 0.20 2.13 Wallingford REOPENED
V103 0.00 9.73 Chester REOPENED
V103 0.00 7.68 Mt. Holly REOPENED
V103 0.00 1.98 Clarendon ROAD CLOSED
V105 1.45 5.17 Enosburg REOPENED
V105 0.00 3.70 Berkshire REOPENED
V105 4.32 5.96 Brighton ROAD CLOSED
V106 2.48 4.30 Weathersfield ROAD CLOSED
V107 0.00 6.70 Stockbridge ROAD CLOSED
V107 0.00 4.27 Bethel ROAD CLOSED
V108 0.00 13.14 Cambridge 1 LANE OPEN
V116 0.00 6.59 Middlebury ROAD CLOSED
V116 0.00 12.27 Bristol ROAD CLOSED
V117 0.00 4.43 Essex REOPENED
V117 0.00 2.89 Jericho REOPENED
V117 0.00 0.75 Richmond REOPENED
V118 0.00 10.50 Montgomery REOPENED
V122 0.00 4.35 Lyndon 1 LANE OPEN
V125 1.01 4.11 Middlebury ROAD CLOSED
V125 0.00 5.79 Ripton EV ONLY
V125 0.00 7.25 Hancock ROAD CLOSED
V131 0.00 7.65 Cavendish ROAD CLOSED
V131 0.00 1.30 Weathersfield ROAD CLOSED
V140 0.00 6.34 Wallingford REOPENED
V149 0.00 1.30 Pawlet REOPENED
V155 0.00 0.14 Wallingford ROAD CLOSED
V155 4.28 7.60 Mt. Holly ROAD CLOSED
V242 0.00 2.13 Montgomery REOPENED
V242 0.00 3.65 Westfield 1 LANE OPEN
V242 0.00 5.09 Jay 1 LANE OPEN
BRIDGES CLOSED AS OF AUGUST 31, 5:00PM
BRIDGE NUMBER ROUTE NUMBER TOWNNAME
B11 VT-9 WOODFORD
41 VT-30 JAMAICA
30 VT-30 JAMAICA
40 VT-30 JAMAICA
B24 US-7 MANCHESTER
B25 US-7 MANCHESTER
B2 VT-149 PAWLET
B56C US-7 MOUNT TABOR
B31 VT-9 WILMINGTON
B56C VT-100 WILMINGTON
B51 VT-100 WILMINGTON
B53 VT-100 WILMINGTON
B2 VT-100 STAMFORD
78 VT-100 JAMAICA
B96 US-7 CLARENDON
B114 US-7 BRANDON
B30 VT-12 BETHEL
B10 VT-12A BRAINTREE
C26 VT-12 BARNARD
B145 VT-100 HANCOCK
B19 VT-73 ROCHESTER
B165 VT-100 WARREN
B84 VT-105 BRIGHTON
B73 VT-30 WELLS
B22 US-7 SUNDERLAND
B7 VT-100B MORETOWN
B2 VT-100B MORETOWN
B181 VT-100 WAITSFIELD
CB44 TH ROCKINGHAM
C96 VT-30 HUBBARDTON