AOT Road Construction Report ​​​​​​​Week of August 15

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AOT Road Construction Report ​​​​​​​Week of August 15

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 2:09pm -- tim

Agency of Transportation Road Construction Report Week of August 15, 2022 

This weekly report is a list of planned construction activities that will have traffic impacts on state highways throughout Vermont. Please remember to drive safely in all work zones. Lives depend on it. 

Interstates  

I-89 Brookfield – Montpelier – A resurfacing project is wrapping up in the southbound lanes between Exits 5 and 8. Motorists should expect minimal traffic impacts. 

I-89 Richmond – A culvert repair project is underway. Motorists will encounter a one-mile-long lane closure in both travel directions just south of Exit 11 as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound lane using a crossover. Please pay attention to signage in the area and merge early. 

I-89 Sharon  A bridge rehabilitation project continues. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction as crossovers are being utilized. Motorists – be aware of a work zone speed reduction. 

I-91 Bradford – New traffic patterns have been established in the southbound lanes near Exit 16. Motorists should continue to exercise caution in the northbound lanes as the contractor works to reconfigure existing traffic patterns. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph remains in effect. 

I-91 Fairlee – St. Johnsbury – Multiple work zones are in place for preventative maintenance repairs to bridges along I-91. Single lane closures have been established in both directions – speed limit and lane-width reductions remain in effect. 

I-91 Lyndon – Barton – Travelers can expect daily lane closures in the vicinity of active construction Monday – Saturday between Exits 23 – 25 during daytime construction hours (6 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Motorists will encounter uneven lanes, grooved pavement, and lane closures in active construction zones. Speed is reduced to 55 mph in the work zone. 

I-91 Rockingham – A ledge stabilization project continues. Motorists will encounter lane and speed reductions as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound barrel using a crossover. 

 I-91 Ryegate – St. Johnsbury – A northbound resurfacing project is underway. There will be a single lane closure between Exits 17 and 20, with minimal traffic delays as crews install plug joints on bridges and work on roadway markings.     

I-91 Weathersfield – A bridge deck replacement project continues at Exit 8. Lane and speed reductions are in effect as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound bridge using a crossover. A two-way lane shift on VT 131 under the bridge will consist of two 10-foot lanes. This lane shift will be in place until October. 

I-91 Westminster – A bridge deck replacement project over VT 121 is underway. I-91 northbound and southbound have been reduced to one lane of travel over the bridge. A speed reduction to 55 mph is in place. Fines are doubled for speeding within the construction zone. 

Around the State  

Braintree – The bridge closure on VT 12 is expected to re-open on 08/17. One-way alternating traffic patterns with flaggers will then be implemented through the construction site as needed. 

Brownington – A slope stabilization and roadway reconstruction project is underway at multiple locations along Center Rd. in Brownington. Center Rd. is closed to through traffic through the fall. Traffic will be rerouted along VT 58, Hunt Hill Rd., and Schoolhouse Rd. 

Burlington – A paving project is underway along U.S. 2/Main Street from South Willard St. to I-89, and along North Willard St. to the intersection with Riverside Ave. Nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations.  

Burlington, Shelburne Street Roundabout – Detour routes remain in place 24/7 for motorists traveling along U.S. 7/Shelburne Street between Flynn Ave and Howard St. and on South Willard St. between Howard St. and Shelburne St.  

The U.S. 7/Shelburne Street detour will divert traffic along Howard St., Pine St., and Flynn Ave to avoid delays on weekdays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shelburne St. will remain open to local traffic. 

Potential for nightwork with road closures this week. Starting at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m., Shelburne St. will be closed to through traffic between Marian St. and Adams Crt. South Willard St. will be closed to through traffic between Shelburne St. and Chittenden Dr. 

Calais – Multiple bridge replacement projects are underway along VT 14. Two-way traffic is back open at the first bridge location approx. 7.6 miles north of U.S. 2, while work continues on the second bridge a few more miles north. Motorists should expect speed reductions and alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers during the day and a temporary signal at the second bridge location during non-work hours. 

Charlotte – South Burlington – A roadway resurfacing project is underway along U.S. 7. Nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations. Moderate delays are possible. 

Chelsea – Thetford – A resurfacing project continues on VT 113. There will be single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic as crews continue paving the wearing course. 

Chester – A bridge deck replacement project is underway on VT 103 just south of Smokeshire Rd. Speed and lane width reductions are in effect throughout the project area. VT 103 Bridge #16 is closed through October 2022. Traffic is being maintained on a temporary bridge. 

Chester – Springfield – A roadway project is underway on VT 11 between VT 103 in Chester and VT 106 in Springfield. Expect one-way alternating traffic in the vicinity of construction operations. Minor delays anticipated 

Essex – A resurfacing project continues on VT 289. Motorists will see two-way travel with lane shifts and should expect to encounter grooved pavement.   

Fair Haven – Orwell – Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic along VT 22A as crews pave driveway aprons and place shoulder material throughout the project limits. 

Hardwick – A paving project continues on VT 14 and VT 15. Motorists should expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along both roadways between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

Johnson – Morristown – Motorists will encounter alternating one-way traffic along VT 15 in Johnson and Hyde Park and on VT 15A as crews continue paving. 

Ludlow – Temporary shoulder closures will be in place along VT 103 (Main Street) over the Ludlow Village Bridge as crews conduct saw cutting and work on drainage under the bridge.    

Montpelier – Several railroad crossing projects are underway. Motorists should expect some flagged one-way alternating traffic at the rail crossing location along U.S. 2 between Gallison Hill Rd. and the traffic circle. The shared use recreational path remains open. 

Motorists will also encounter occasional flagged traffic at the rail crossing on Pioneer St. off U.S. 2 throughout the week as crews install signage and pavement markings. 

Montpelier – Berlin – A bridge deck replacement project continues along U.S. 2 over the Winooski River at the Montpelier – Berlin town line. Traffic is now directed over a temporary bridge. Motorists may encounter periods of one-way alternating traffic as crews continue construction of the new bridge. 

Montgomery – A set of bridge deck replacements continues along VT 118. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers during the day and temporary traffic signals during off-hours between West Hill Rd. and Bank St. 

Moretown – Middlesex – A resurfacing project continues along U.S. 2. Motorists can expect one-way alternating traffic in the area as crews work on guardrail, berm removal, and ditching and begin shim paving. 

Newfane – The Depot Rd. Arch Bridge over Rock River is closed through Fall 2022. Traffic will be rerouted from the north via Grimes Hill Rd. and from the south via VT 30. Through traffic is not permitted. Grimes Hill Rd. and Dover Rd. (at the intersection with Depot Rd.) are reduced to one lane with signals for the duration of the closure.  

North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along U.S. 2. A speed reduction remains in place. Mariners: The seasonal operating schedule for the drawbridge is in effect. 

Pittsford – Brandon – One-way alternating traffic patterns will be implemented around paving operations beginning in Pittsford village and continuing north along U.S. 7. Multiple work zones may be utilized; motorists should expect delays. 

Plymouth – Bridgewater – A paving project wraps up along VT 100 as crews complete project cleanup and guardrail replacement. Active work zones will be managed with one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Work will occur from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

Richford – A bridge replacement project is underway along VT 105 approx. one mile south of the intersection of Main St. and River St. Motorists should see little impact to traffic. 

A separate culvert replacement project is also underway on VT 105 approx. one mile south of Nickson Rd. Motorists will encounter a traffic patten shift with signals directing alternating one-lane traffic through a temporary bypass. A speed reduction to 35 mph is in effect. 

Richmond – Bolton – A resurfacing project continues along U.S. 2. Motorists will encounter areas of one-way alternating traffic as crews work on the east end of the project. Also expect one-way alternating traffic on 08/19 from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. in the work area just east of Bridge St./Jericho Rd for a culvert replacement.  

Ripton – A streambank stabilization project continues on VT 125. Lane closures regulated by temporary traffic signals are in operation at multiple locations throughout the project area. Please expect moderate delays. Lane restrictions of 10-feet wide are in effect within closure areas. 

South Hero – An intersection improvement project is underway at U.S. 2 and VT 314. Early in the week, traffic will be shifted back to the original alignment of U.S. 2 from the temporary roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along U.S. 2. Later in the week, motorists should expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along VT 314. 

Stockbridge – Rochester – A resurfacing project continues along VT 100 starting near its intersection with VT 107 progressing approx. 9.2 miles north. Motorists should expect areas of one-way alternating traffic and some delays as crews continue guardrail work. 

Swanton – A paving project is underway along VT 78. Motorists may encounter flaggers and minor delays as crews continue milling operations. 

Williston Intersection Projects – Lane shifts are in effect near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Industrial Ave. for an intersection improvement project. Industrial Ave will be closed to through traffic from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Tuesday – Friday. Motorists will follow a signed detour utilizing U.S. 2 and VT 2A. 

Travelers can also expect a lane closure in the northbound right lane on VT 2A from Hurricane Lane to Taft Corners between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday for a separate intersection project. Please expect delays. 

Williston Park and Ride – Construction of a new park and ride facility is underway along VT 2A near the I-89 Exit 12 interchange. Alternating traffic on VT 2A is possible throughout the week between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Minimal delays expected. 

Wilmington – Brattleboro – A resurfacing project continues on VT 9. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic as crews pave the base course in Marlboro to Wilmington and conduct shoulder clean up, ditching, and guardrail activities in Brattleboro. 

Winooski – A roadway project continues along VT 15 (East Allen St.). Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday – Thursday. 

Woodford – A ledge stabilization project is underway on VT 9. Intermittent traffic holds are anticipated throughout the week, including Saturdays. A 15-minute hold is planned for Tuesday, 08/16 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for blasting operations. Longer delays may occur. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane; a lane shift for westbound traffic will be in place through November. Motorists are urged to lower speeds when coming down the hill into the project area. A speed reduction to 40 mph is in place. 

Woodstock – Hartland – A paving project is underway along U.S. 4. There will be alternating one-way traffic with flaggers as crews continue installing guardrail throughout the project limits. Traffic delays are expected.