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High Risk Rural Roads Program

For the fourth year in a row, the BCRC is taking part in the High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) program offered by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The program is federally funded and primarily focuses on updating road signs, pavement markings, delineators (reflective pavement markers), and object markers. The HRRR program was developed to help implement low cost safety improvements targeted at reducing major crashes on Vermont’s rural major and minor collector highways and local rural roads.

The roads selected for the HRRR program this year were Gore Road and Chapel Road, both located in Bennington. The project will include the entire stretch of Chapel Road and the majority of Gore Road, with the exception of a small segment of Gore Road that is located in Woodford. The roads for this project were selected based on vehicle injury and crash data provided by VTrans. Some of the improvements that will occur along these roads are updating and replacing older signs and posts (if they do not meet the current standards), moving road signs to more visible areas, and placing advanced curve warnings – which is the biggest issue along these roads. This project is anticipated to begin in 2016. Contact Allison Langsdale at the BCRC for more information.