AOT Road Construction Report Week of August 01, 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.
I-89 Brookfield – Montpelier – A resurfacing project continues in the southbound lanes between Exits 5 and 8. Lane closures and speed reduction to 55 mph are in effect in the vicinity of active construction operations.
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 – Northbound and southbound lane closures are in place near Exit 16 for preventative maintenance repairs to bridges. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph through the work zone is 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 on I-91 between Exits 23 – 25 during daytime construction hours (6 a.m. – 8 p.m.). Speed is reduced to 55 MPH in the work zone. Motorists should expect uneven lanes, grooved pavement, and lane closures in active construction zones.
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, pave ramps, and install pavement 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
Addison – A culvert replacement project is underway along VT 125 approx. 1.3 miles east of its intersection with VT 17. The roadway is currently closed at this location until 08/05. A signed detour is in place utilizing VT 17 and VT 22A. Please plan accordingly.
Braintree – VT 12 remains closed approximately 5 miles north of the intersection with VT 66 for a bridge deck replacement project. Through traffic is advised to use VT 12A or I-89 for a detour.
Brattleboro – Newfane – A series of culvert replacements continues along VT 30. Motorists may encounter alternating one-way traffic in the area.
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 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.
Calais – Multiple bridge replacement projects are underway along VT 14 beginning approx. 7.6 miles north of its intersection with U.S. 2. Motorists should expect speed reductions and alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers during the day and a temporary signal at each bridge during non-work hours.
Charlotte – South Burlington – A roadway resurfacing project is set to begin on 07/31 along U.S. 7 starting near Ridge Rd. in Charlotte progressing north. Nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations.
Chelsea – Thetford – A resurfacing project continues on VT 113. There will be single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic as crews conduct layout work and begin paving later in the week.
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
East Montpelier – Hardwick – Motorists may encounter areas of one-way alternating traffic along VT 14 throughout the week as districts crews work on drilling core samples.
Essex – A resurfacing project continues on VT 289. Motorists will see two-way travel with lane shifts and should expect to encounter grooved pavement.
Work in junction with the Crescent Connector project continues. VT 2A (Park Street) is closed until 08/02 at the rail crossing location for a track replacement. A local detour is in place for all vehicles.
Essex – Colchester – A resurfacing project continues along VT 2A. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic on Sunday – Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Fair Haven – Orwell – Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic along VT 22A between Orwell to Fair Haven as crews continue paving the wearing course. Shoulder closures are also expected in Fair Haven as crews rehabilitate catch basin drains.
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 should expect alternating one-way traffic along VT 15 in Johnson and Hyde Park as crews begin paving the final wearing course.
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. Please note that the shared use recreational path is currently closed at this location and will remain so for several weeks.
Motorists will also encounter occasional flagged traffic at the rail crossing on Pioneer St. off U.S. 2 throughout the week.
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 milling and guardrail operations.
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 continue to be implemented along U.S. 7 for paving operations next week. Motorists are reminded not to pass construction escort vehicles and equipment while traveling in the work zone. Expect Delays.
Plymouth – Bridgewater – A paving project continues along VT 100. Active work zones will be managed with one-lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers as crews continue paving operations. Work will occur from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
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 slope repairs and continue roadway excavation on the east end of the project.
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 within closure areas.
South Hero – An intersection improvement project is underway at U.S. 2 and VT 314. Motorists should expect speed reductions throughout the project area. Traffic will continue to be shifted to the east onto the on-site detour parallel to U.S. 2. Late in the week, motorists should expect intermittent lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along the on-site detour to facilitate crane operations.
Stockbridge – A slope stabilization project wraps up along VT 107 between its intersections with Stony Brook Rd. and Mt. Hunger Rd. Motorists can expect lane closures with one-way alternating traffic in the project area as crews complete paving, line striping, and site restoration.
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 work on guardrail and ditching.
Swanton – A paving project is underway along VT 78. Motorists may encounter flaggers and minor delays.
Weston – Ludlow – A paving project continues along VT 100 starting at its intersection with VT 155 progressing northeast toward Ludlow. Motorists may encounter occasional one-way alternating traffic with some delays.
Williston Intersection Projects – Lane shifts are in effect near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Industrial Ave. for an intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic on U.S. 2 from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights with travel on gravel surfaces.
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. with minor delays expected.
Wilmington – Brattleboro – A resurfacing project continues on VT 9. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic in Brattleboro, Marlboro, and Wilmington as crews begin the second lift of pavement and continue roadway excavation, fine grading, reclamation, ditching, and shoulder work.
Winooski – A roadway project continues along East Allen St./VT 15. 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 08/01 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 35 mph is in place.