Bridge, road closures coming up

BRADFORD—The downtown Bradford bridge that underwent repairs last week will briefly close again this week.
The Route 5 bridge over the Waits River closed for nearly four days last week as the Vermont Agency of Transportation reinforced decking on the south approach with new concrete and steel plates to prevent further deterioration in the roadway.
Officials hope to close the bridge again on Oct. 21 so a contractor can re-pave the area worked on last week. Shauna Clifford of VTrans said the bridge will be closed for at least half a day and should reopen no later than the end of that day. The project is weather dependent so it may be rescheduled if the weather does not cooperate.