Two bridges replaced in Roxbury, Route 12A open to traffic

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation today announced that two accelerated bridge replacement projects on Route 12A in the Town of Roxbury have been completed and the roadway is now open to all traffic. ‘These are the final two bridge closures resulting from Tropical Storm Irene,’ noted VTrans’ Secretary Brian Searles. ‘We are very close to reaching our Irene Response mission of opening all our damaged roads by the end of the year.’  The final closed road under construction, Route 107 in Stockbridge, remains on track for opening at the end of next week. Luck Brothers of Plattsburg, New York, was the contractor for the replacement of bridges 15 and 22 on Route 12A, both of which cross the third branch of the White River. The total closure on October 17, allowed the bridges to be completely replaced in just under 10 weeks.  Unlike the temporary bridge replacements in other areas of Irene-affected roads, bridges 15 and 22 were permanent fixes to damaged bridges.  ‘In responding to these bridge failures we were able to deploy innovative techniques and rapid bridge deployment to complete permanent bridge replacements in record time,’ noted Rich Tetreault, VTrans’ chief engineer.  The agency also completed work this week on two culverts in the Refrigerator Flats area of Route 107.  The 1.1 mile segment between its intersection with Route 100 in Stockbridge and the Post Office in Gaysville has reopened to local traffic only. Replacing the two culverts in Stockbridge is among the final tasks necessary before Route 107 can be reopened in its entirety. Irene struck on August 28, 2011 and severely damaged more than 500 miles of state highway, including some 200 state bridges. Today, only seven miles of Route 107 between Stockbridge and Bethel remain closed to public travel. Questions regarding storm-damaged roads and bridges related to Tropical Storm Irene can be answered by calling VTrans’ Irene Storm Center at 1-800-Vermont. People can also visit VTrans’ website at is external) where they can follow the agency’s progress on both Facebook and Twitter. VTrans 12.21.2011last_img read more

F’Eagles Dumps Katsina Utd in Friendly

first_imgCoach Emmanuel Amuneke’s inspired Flying Eagles spanked Katsina United 3-1 in a friendly game in their build up for their African Under-20 qualifier against Burundi.Goals from Kelechi Nwakali, Udochukwu Anumudu and Kingsley Michael handed the Flying Eagles a win against the league outfit.Michael put coach Emmanuel Amuneke’s side ahead after five minutes, pouncing home a through pass from Orji Okonkwo. Nwakali made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute with a well taken free kick from the edge of the box while the Anumudu got the third after 75th minute.Katsina United pulled one back courtesy a goalmouth scramble as striker Ibrahim Sule stretched to take the ball beyond the grasp of Akpan Udoh in goal for the Flying Eagles.Nigeria U20 have now scored 22 goals from six matches and are looking good ahead of the May 22 CAF Under-20 Nations Cup qualifier with Burundi in Bujumbura.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mileusnić finished fourth

first_imgBiH athlete Dejan Mileusnić finished fourth in javelin throwing discipline. On the first day of the competition, Mileusnić was among top eight athletes.In the third series, Mileusnić achieved the result of 77.27 metres, which was his best result of the completion.Mileusnić is one of the best BiH athlete born in Zenica 22 years ago.(