NEWPORT, VT - For those who have been waiting for the paving project to hit Newport City, today is your day.
The Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp. will begin repaving U.S. 5 from the Coventry-Newport line to the Newport-Derby line starting at 7 AM today. The project is expected to be completed around Thanksgiving. So make sure you plan for the extra time in and around Newport City during your travels.
Construction will include grinding the existing pavement, resurfacing, signs, sidewalk and guardrail work, signal light improvements and other items.
While most of the work will be done during normal business hours, the strip of road between Union Street and Third Street will be done during the night to help alleviate traffic already congested by construction of the Long Bridge.
Weekly updates will be released. In the meantime, for questions, contact 866-602-6868.