- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Vermont construction crews are going to be installing the second Interstate 91 bridge over U.S. Route 5 in White River Junction this weekend.

The southbound bridge closed Friday evening so crews can remove it and slide in a bridge that was built alongside the interstate.

Southbound traffic will have to exit the interstate just north of the bridge and follow an 11-mile detour before getting back on the highway.

The construction method is intended to minimize traffic disruptions and save money.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by Monday morning.

On Sept. 1, the northbound bridge was slid into place and reopened.

Over the weekend the northbound lane will be reduced to one-lane travel.

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