Walker Bridge is closed but Ludlow merchants are still open

LUDLOW, Vt. – Don’t let the Walker bridge construction stop you from reaching Main Street. Take the local Detour Route to access Ludlow merchants and join the fun at the Buy Local Eat Local Festival for the final weekend of construction!

Buy Local / Eat Local Festival on July 8 – 9:

This is the final weekend affected by construction. The Buy Local-Eat Local Festival will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to Mr. Darcy’s on Route 103 in Ludlow. Satin & Steel will be performing from 12 – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Jamie Ward from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill and The Chophouse will sponsor Satin & Steel, and Vermont Rail System will sponsor Jamie Ward. This festival will be a celebration of local businesses, talented artists and craftspeople, exquisite food, live entertainment and the end of construction.

Visit the merchants’ Facebook page @ludlowbridge for more information.

Looking for vendors for festival

We are still looking for vendors for our Buy Local/Eat Local Festival in the field next to Mr. Darcy’s on Main St in Ludlow on Saturday/Sunday July 8 & 9. There is a cost to be a vendor. Mark Williams from Mr. Darcy’s is bringing in Satin & Steel Band on Saturday from 12 – 3 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks and kids activities both days. Please contact the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce at 228-5830 for the vendor form.

The Chamber is also formally launching our Shop Local Marketplace at the Festival. All members have free access to create/manage up to 10 promotions and 20 product listings in the marketplace. All members are encouraged to take advantage of marketplace sales by having their coupons, discounts, services, and goods searchable in the mall by end of the month. If you don’t already have a seller account in the marketplace, you can get started by creating an account on SharedMall here www.sharedmall.com. The SharedMall team will call and assist you thereafter. Not sure if SharedMall can benefit your business? Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFyQr3lrpaY where Emmett interviewed Jatin.

Support local businesses during construction!

Local merchants are shakin’ up Ludlow during the Walker Bridge construction. Map by Brandy Todt.


Detour Route to access Ludlow merchants: 

The bridge will be closed for a 35 day period between June 1 and August 31, 2017. Two weeks before and after the Bridge Closure Period, traffic will be maintained on the bridge with one-lane alternating traffic during the day time hours.

Local detour route:

From the south take a right onto High Street by the Ludlow Green. Turn left onto N. Depot Street, this will place you at the stoplight at the bottom of the hill where local merchants can be accessed by turning left or right.

Entering Ludlow from the north follow Pond Street and bare a slight left onto Main Street. Staying on Main Street will give access to businesses. Turning left at the traffic light onto N. Depot Street then right onto High Street is how to exit Ludlow.

Detour Route for large trucks: 
During construction, a regional detour route will be signed using VT 103/VT 11/VT 100. The maximum length of the detour is 30 miles, which adds 18 miles to the current travel distance.

From the North: From VT 155 southbound traffic would take VT 100 toward Londonderry. Turn left onto VT 11 and continue toward Chester. Bear left onto VT 103 north. Traffic coming westward on VT 131 would turn left onto VT 103 and proceed southward to Chester. Turn right on VT 11 in Chester and turn right on VT 100 in Londonderry and travel northward towards Ludlow.

From the South: Northbound traffic on VT 103 would turn left on VT 11 and travel westward toward Londonderry. In Londonderry, turn right on VT 100 toward Ludlow.


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