North Hero-Grand Isle
Drawbridge Replacement

Client: North Hero-Grand Isle, VT
Collaborators: VTrans
Project Span: 2012-2022

PROJECT OVERVIEW

he Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is replacing Bridge 8 on US 2 between the towns of North Hero and Grand Isle, Vermont. This drawbridge is a historic twin leaf bascule bridge, and the only vehicular movable bridge in the State of Vermont. Construction began in June 2018 and the estimated completion date is in 2022. The contractor is building a temporary drawbridge prior to replacing the existing drawbridge so that impacts to vehicular traffic are minimized.

EIV began providing project outreach services during the scoping phase of the project in 2012. We have held public informational meetings, developed and administered a project survey, created a project brand and website, and we have been providing construction status updates to stakeholders weekly.