MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury will close a portion of Route 125 (College Street) near Middlebury College next Tuesday and Wednesday. The stretch between Chateau Road and Hillcrest Road will be closed and completely impassable to vehicles from 6 a.m. on June 17 to 7 p.m. on June 18, in order to allow Middlebury College to replace a steam pipe crossing under the road.
Both lanes of the busy street must be trenched at the same time, thereby precluding one-lane traffic, according to town officials. The trench will cut through College Street across from Forest Hall (between Chateau Road and Hepburn Road).
A posted detour will take traffic from the intersection of College and Weybridge streets near the town gym, northwest on Weybridge Street/Route 23 to Weybridge village, then south on James Road to Route 125.
Message boards are currently in place and activated at the rotary in Middlebury and at the Route 22A/Route 125 intersection to provide regular commuters advance notice. Flaggers will be present on site to assist in directing traffic around the construction.