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 www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) where they can follow the agency’s progress on both Facebook and Twitter. VTrans 12.21.2011last_img read more

MansionBet sponsors World Pool Masters’ quarter centenary

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Submit MansionBet has been announced as the title sponsors of the World Pool Masters, as the tournament celebrates a quarter of a century.Returning to Gibraltar after a successful tournament last year, the 25th annual event, set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports, takes place between March 2-4.Karel Manasco, CEO of Mansion, said: “We are always looking at platforms for brand promotion, and as a Gibraltar-based company, the location combined with the international exposure of this popular event, made our title sponsorship of the World Pool Masters a natural fit.”The ‘MansionBet World Pool Masters XXV’ is set to see a variety of former champions return to the tournament, attempting to reclaim their crown on its quarter centenary.Amongst the names set to feature are Francisco Bustamante, Earl Strickland and Ralf Souquet, who will be competing among a star-studded 16-man field for the $20,000 top prize.Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, added: “We are delighted to have MansionBet on board as title sponsor of pool’s biggest invitational event.“We are celebrating the silver jubilee of this magnificent tournament and as such the field is packed with some of the biggest names in pool, all great champions in their own right. “With live TV coverage on Sky Sports and over 100 other countries across the globe, I know we are in for an exciting weekend of world-class sporting action in Gibraltar.”Online sportsbook brand Mansion has a strong history of sporting sponsorship’s, most notably as principle partner of Premier League side AFC Bournemouth, with the firm stating this latest deal “provides an international platform for their latest sportsbook brand, which launched earlier this year.” Most recently Mansion agreed a fresh partnership to become official sponsor of boxer George Groves, ahead of the WBA super-middleweight world champion’s highly anticipated bout with Chris Eubank Jr. EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more