MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will close Vermont Route 5A in Westmore for up to two weeks in mid-October to stabilize a rock ledge along the road next to Lake Willoughby.
The rock stabilization project will involve scaling loose material from the ledge face and pinning blocks in place to prevent future failures. This site has a history of rockfall failures, including one that occurred in March affecting travel on Route 5A until large rocks that fell into the road could be removed. It is anticipated additional failures will occur this winter if remediation is not completed.
VTrans will make a public presentation to the Westmore Select Board on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., Town Clerk’s Office, 54 Hinton Hill Road.