North Hero-Grand Isle
Drawbridge Construction Update - 7/27

Recent News & Events

Traffic Impacts
US Route 2 at the drawbridge is reduced to one-lane two way traffic. There is a signal and flaggers at the bridge directing traffic. The bridge will open at the top of the hour between 8 AM and 8 PM daily for marine traffic. It will also open for 30 minutes some time between 6:30 and 8:00 AM on Monday mornings for greasing. Please plan ahead and expect delays.

Planned Construction Activities
The contractor will begin driving piles with a hammer today (see cylindrical steel piles to the right). The hammer is connected to the crane and vibrates the piles further into the ground. This work will be some of the loudest work during the project. Next week, the contractor will continue building the bridge abutments. The bridge abutments are a support system for the temporary drawbridge. Once these are installed the contractor will begin installing the first bridge pier in the lake. The contractor is working 6 days per week, Monday thru Saturday, between 6 AM and 6 PM.