Construction work continues in White River Junction as the I-91 bridges are replaced. This weekend, crews successfully slid the Southbound bridge into place using a technique called lateral slide. In this process, the two new replacement bridges are built adjacent to the existing ones and are slid into place as the old ones are removed.
Commuters hit delays last week and in the weeks leading up to this weekend’s work. Officials have stated that the Southbound I-91 bridge reopened for travel around 1:00 this morning, which was five hours earlier than the expected time.
Although the bulk of the work on the bridges has been done, delays can still be expected. Drivers driving on Route 5 may experience occasional delays up to 10 minutes from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. while work is being done.
The I-91 Southbound bridge will be restricted to one lane as a new guardrail is installed. If your commute brings you through the work site, plan accordingly.