Well, a while back I had put up a note expressing my concerns regarding using the Boissoneault Road as a detour because there was no way I could see a tractor trailer going over that little bridge shown below:
Well, it just so happens, I didn't attend the meeting and was basing my opinion on what I had read - bad idea, I guess, but until recently I didn't know the whole proposal. When I checked with Bill Ormerod regarding the rumor I had heard that they were asking VTRANs to widen the Boissoneault Road bridge so they could use it as a detour, Bill responded with this answer which certainly makes a lot of sense.
"This is in fact what the selectboard presented to VTRANs when they were here to review Bridge 10 a few weeks ago. The proposed alternate route the state was considering was a regional detour of traffic up Fletcher Road to Swamp Rd, to Huntsville Rd to Main St..
By widening the bridge on Boissoneault it does a couple of things...
1) gives us an alternate route around village for the bridge #10 replacement.
2) allowing the state to completely close Rt 104 to replace bridge 10 will reduce the amount of time Main St will be closed.
3) Gives us a permanent alternate route around the village
Hope this info is Helpful,
This certainly makes a lot of sense and I do appreciate Bill taking the time to respond.[/b]