Vermont Business Magazine This is a weekly report of planned construction activities that will have traffic impacts on state highways, as provided by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
Week of July 06, 2020
Here is a list of road construction projects happening throughout Vermont. Please remember to drive safely in all work zones. Lives depend on it.
I-189 Burlington – South Burlington – Nightwork continues for a resurfacing project between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists will encounter lane closures with traffic control, along with ramp closures throughout the week. Signed detours will be in place.
I-89 Berlin – A bridge replacement project continues. Northbound and Southbound traffic are reduced to one lane each for the season. Motorists should be advised of speed reductions and narrow shoulders.
I-89 Richmond – Colchester – Nightwork for a paving project between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists will encounter lane closures between Exits 13 and 14, with ramp work at Exit 15.
I-91 Hartland –Motorists can expect lane reductions Northbound and Southbound, with reduced speeds enforced in the work zone as bridge replacement operations continue.
I-91 Rockingham Bridges – Crews will continue bridge deck work this week. Motorists should note that lane and speed reductions are in place.
Around the State
Bethel – The bridge replacement project along VT 12 continues this week. Travelers should expect to encounter gravel roadways, but few delays.
Bolton – A bridge rehabilitation project along Notch Rd under I-89. Motorists will encounter alternating one-way traffic through the bridge tunnel during the day with reduced speeds.
Bristol – A paving and sidewalk project continues along VT 17 in the downtown. Nightwork for sidewalks this week, with berm removal during the day. Motorists may encounter brief one-way alternating traffic, with minimal delays.
Burlington – Lane closures on Shelburne St. will reduce traffic to one lane in either direction to facilitate drilling and vacuuming for boring samples. Short term lane closures with alternating one-way traffic will be implemented on Locust St., St. Paul St., South Willard St., and Ledge Rd. The work being performed is part of the project’s environmental site assessment. Roundabout construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2021.
Castleton – Ledge stabilization activities continue along VT 30. A lane closure is in place with traffic regulated by a temporary signal. Expect minor delays at the signal location.
Cavendish – Weathersfield – A road reclaim project continues along VT 131. Motorists will encounter areas of one-way alternating traffic. A temporary traffic signal between Lindberg Dr. and Brook Rd. will result in some delays. Please observe the timing of the signal.
Colchester – Line striping and project clean up along VT 127 (Blakely Rd) at the intersection with Laker Ln. Motorists may encounter periodical one-way alternating traffic with short delays.
East Montpelier – A sidewalk/lane widening project is underway along US 2 near the intersection with VT 14. Motorists will encounter flaggers and some short delays.
Fair Haven – Paving of side roads and driveway aprons along VT 22A this week. Motorists can expect one-way alternating traffic with minor delays.
Georgia – The bridge along VT-104A (Highbridge Rd.) over Arrowhead Mountain Lake is reduced to one lane of traffic as crews prepare the bridge for a full closure to begin Wednesday, 07/15. The closure will be in effect until mid-August, with a signed detour in place.
Guildhall – Our partners at New Hampshire DOT have begun a bridge replacement project over the Connecticut River near the intersection of US 2 and VT 102. Motorists should expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic and reduced speeds.
Hartford – A roundabout and sidewalk project is underway along US 5. Motorists should anticipate delays on Monday, 07/6, throughout the day as crews restripe the roadway. Also, starting this week the traffic pattern along US 5 will shift and traffic will be reduced to one thru lane and one turn lane in each direction, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Londonderry – Chester – Drainage, shoulder, and slope work along VT 11 this week. There will be one-way flagged traffic in multiple areas, causing some delays.
Middlebury – Travelers will see intermittent lane closures on VT 30 (Main Street) during the day for waterline installation throughout the week. Middle Seymour Street will be closed during the day Monday and Tuesday. VT 125 (Merchants Row) remains closed to thru traffic. Note: a full 10-week closure of Main Street is set to begin Monday, 07/13.
New Haven – Bristol – Line striping and project cleanup activities along VT 17 this week. Motorists may encounter one-way alternating traffic with minimal delays.
North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along US 2. Motorists should take note of a speed reduction. MARINERS: The drawbridge will open at the top of the hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Smaller vessels will be able to pass between openings. All mariners must pass with extreme caution and NO WAKE.
Norwich – Work on a rail crossing improvement project continues along River Rd. this week. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic.
Pittsford – Multiple activities are underway for roadway reconstruction along US 7. One truck lane remains closed Southbound. Motorists will encounter a lane shift, along with speed reductions and brief stoppages of traffic. Expect delays.
Putney – The bridge along US-5 at the intersection of Kimball Hill Rd. is CLOSED for 14 days to replace the bridge decks. A signed detour is in place utilizing I-91 and US 5. Please plan accordingly.
Stowe – Repaving continues along VT 108 and 100. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic from Sunday night through Wednesday morning (7 p.m. - 6 a.m.) and Wednesday through Friday (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
Stowe – Morristown – Road reclamation and underdrain work continues along VT 100 this week. Motorists should expect to encounter gravel roadways with alternating one-way traffic in multiple areas with reduced speeds.
Vergennes – Sidewalk work and pole installation continues along VT 22A this week. Motorists should plan on one-way alternating traffic during the day with extended delays, especially mid-afternoon to evening. Add extra time to your travels.
Underhill – Cambridge – Drainage improvements and pavement grinding along VT 15 this week. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic with minimal delays.
Waterbury – Extensive reconstruction of US 2 (Main Street) continues. Motorists should expect flaggers and pedestrian crossers, with one-way alternating traffic in multiple areas of the downtown. Plan on some delays.
West Rutland – Multiple projects are underway. Sidewalk, shoulder, and median work along VT 4A and VT 133, with signal and paving work at the intersection of BUS 4 and VT 4A. Motorists can expect areas of one-way alternating traffic, with occasional lane and shoulder closures at the BUS 4 – VT 4A intersection. Plan on minor delays.
Wilmington – Stratton – Paving and sign installation along VT 100 this week. Motorists will encounter alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Windsor – Hartland – A paving project is underway along US 5. Travelers should expect areas of alternating one-way traffic with some delays.