Members of the Poultney Select Board gave the go ahead for a pedestrian and bridge project in East Poultney. Officials approved the measure Aug. 16.
The select board held the special evening meeting to review a variety of recommendations for the Thrall Road Bridge project.
Under the Select Board’s counsel, the Thrall Road Bridge will become a single-lane bridge to include dual pedestrian lanes that will run between a row of plastic safety posts. Select Board members also approved twin flashing lights and a River Street signal light. The estimated cost to revamp the bridge is approximately $115,000.
Included in the approved plan is a pedestrian sidewalk that will link the present sidewalk, along Route 140, with the the Thrall Road Bridge. The sidewalk would include Bird Street (east side) and the Green (west side). The projected cost of the sidewalk connector is approximately $170,000.
Select Board members said the town will formally apply for a transportation enhancement grant with the state Agency of Transportation. The grant is funded by state taxpayers.