Brattleboro parking lot repairs get underway Monday

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BRATTLEBORO — A significant project to improve the Harmony Parking Lot is about to get underway.

The scope of the project includes replacing all sidewalks and curbing adjacent to the buildings, new concrete walkways and tree grates in the islands, leveling to improve drainage, new pavement, and fresh paint. The work will be performed in phases so that either the east side or the west side of the Harmony Lot will be available for public parking during the majority of the estimated five week project.

Removing or re-pouring of sidewalks will typically be done early or late in the day, and temporary wooden or gravel access ramps will be built as needed to maintain pedestrian access to shops. While limited business interruptions are possible, the town will work closely to coordinate the schedule with all businesses and especially those that have limited access.

The contractor's hours of operation are permitted as follows: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work will begin on the west side (left as you enter from Elliot) of the Harmony Lot during the week of Aug. 14. Expect the entire west side to be closed to vehicular traffic for an estimated two weeks. The west side is expected to reopen temporarily during the week of Aug. 28 when the focus of the project will shift to the east side of the Harmony Lot. Work should begin on the east side (right as you enter from Elliot) of Harmony Lot during the week of Aug. 28. Expect the entire east side to be closed to vehicular traffic for an estimated two weeks. The entire parking lot is expected to close to vehicular traffic during the week of Sept. 11 to complete final paving of both

sides.

A project to improve the Gibson Aiken and Harris parking lots is also about to get underway.

The scope of the project includes replacing all pavement, new sidewalks and curbing, improved drainage, and fresh paint. The public should expect these lots to be closed for public parking throughout the majority of the estimated four week project.

A temporary access ramp will be built from the parking lot behind Fairpoint Communications in order to maintain pedestrian access to the Senior Center at the Gibson Aiken Center. During construction, regular permit holders in the Harris Lot will have their parking permits honored in the High Grove, Spring Street and the non-reserved section of the Brattleboro Transportation Center. The reserved section is for reserved permit holders only. The reserved section is marked and located on the 3rd floor, just to the right as you enter from Elliot Street.

The contractor's hours of operation are permitted as follows: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work will begin in the Gibson Aiken Center Parking Lot during the week of Sept. 11. Expect the entire lot to be closed to vehicular traffic for an estimated four weeks. Work should begin in the Harris Parking Lot during the week of Sept. 18. Expect the entire lot to be closed to vehicular traffic for an estimated three weeks. Both parking lots are expected to re-open to vehicular traffic on or about Oct. 9.

These dates are subject to change by weather and other factors.

Please direct questions or concerns to Assistant Town Manager Patrick Moreland at 802-251-8101.


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