AOT Road Construction Report – Week of June 3

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

 

Interstates: 

I-89 Milton-St. Albans Town - Motorists will be reduced to one lane of northbound travel within the construction area (MM 102.0-113.4), with a reduced speed limit of 55 mph. Motorists should be aware fines are doubled when speeding through a construction zone. 

I-89 Richmond - The I-89 Northbound passing lane continues to be closed to northbound traffic between MM 75.45-76.79. Monday, 6/3, and Tuesday, 6/4, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., southbound traffic will encounter a passing lane closure. On Wednesday, 6/5, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane from MM 77.29-75.71. This new lane configuration will be in effect for the next several weeks. Additionally, Wednesday, 6/5, through Friday, 6/7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., motorists will encounter intermittent rolling roadblocks for material being delivered onsite. Northbound and southbound traffic entering the traffic control zone should expect the zipper merge to be implemented. Please follow the direction of the traffic control signs and devices. 

I-89 Royalton - Work continues on the northbound and southbound I-89 bridges near Exit 3 in Royalton. A new traffic pattern is in effect until the fall of 2025. For southbound traffic, all vehicles will use the low-speed lane. For northbound traffic, all vehicles will cross over onto I-89 Southbound and then back to I-89 Northbound, north of the bridges. Traffic using the I-89 Northbound Exit 3 off-ramp will use the ramp crossover north of the bridges to the newly constructed I-89 Northbound Exit 3 off-ramp. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph in the work zones on both northbound and southbound I-89 and to 25 mph on the Exit 3 off-ramp. There will be some traffic diversions and minor delays on VT 107. The speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph with a 14’ height restriction under the bridges on VT 107.   

I-91 Bradford - A permanent, single lane closure has been established on I-91 Southbound near Exit 16. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is in place through the work zones. 

I-91 Derby - Single lane closures and shifting traffic patterns will be present on I-91 Northbound and Southbound from the U.S./Canadian Border Station to just south of Exit 27 due to milling in the southbound lanes and paving in the northbound lanes. Motorists should use caution especially when merging into traffic from the northbound on ramps. Motorcycles should use caution on grooved surfaces. 

I-91 Fairlee - A full closure of I-91 Southbound between Exits 16 and 15 will be in effect for the remainder of the summer. Vehicles must exit the interstate at Exit 16 and detour along U.S. 5 to Exit 15 in Fairlee. Temporary signals are in place on U.S. 5 in Fairlee. Delays may occur, particularly during school commute hours. Rolling roadblocks in the northbound lanes are planned for Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please expect a slowing of traffic and possible delays when rolling roadblocks are in effect. 

I-91 Fairlee-St. JohnsburyA daily, single lane closure will be in place on I-91 Southbound in Newbury, just north of Exit 17. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is in place through the work zone. A mobile work zone is scheduled for Tuesday, 6/4, for the placement of rumble strips on all bridges in this contract from Fairlee to St. Johnsbury. 

 I-91 Guilford-Brattleboro - Motorists can expect daily single lane closures in the high and low speed lanes, northbound and southbound on I-91, as well as narrowing ramps, as crack sealing operations begin.   

I-91 Springfield-Hartland - Multiple single lane closures will be in place along I-91 Southbound from north of Exit 9 to just south of Exit 7 while a paving project ramps up. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph will be in place through the work zone. Motorists should watch for shifting traffic patterns. 

I-91 Westminster - A bridge deck replacement project on I-91 over VT 121 is underway. Travel is reduced to one lane across both the northbound and southbound bridges, with a speed reduction to 55 mph. An alternating one-way traffic pattern regulated with temporary signals is in effect on VT 121 underneath the bridges. 

 

State Highways: 

Bennington - Sign installation will continue along U.S. 7 and VT 279 around the Welcome Center between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Lane closures of the low speed and high-speed lanes, as well as closures of shoulders, will be utilized as necessary to perform the work safely. 

Bennington-Pownal - Contractor will continue to install posts and destination signs, and regulatory/warning signs along U.S. 7 north of Bennington between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Lane closures of the low-speed and high-speed lanes, as well as shoulders, will be utilized as necessary to perform the work safely.   

Berlin-Barre - A paving project is beginning on VT 62. Toward the end of the week, single lane closures will be in place for milling operations anticipated to begin during the day between Airport Road and U.S. 302. 

Berlin-Barre Town - A paving project is beginning on VT 63. Single lane closures will be in place starting Monday on VT 63 to accommodate milling. Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the work zones and motorcycles should use caution on grooved surfaces. Stopped traffic delays are anticipated in the area of the Interstate 89 Exit 6 southbound on and off ramps where roadway widths are narrow. Motorcycles should use caution on grooved surfaces. 

Bradford-Ryegate - Crack sealing operations are expected to continue along VT 5, with lane closures and alternating traffic as necessary to safely perform the work. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Brattleboro-Hinsdale - Construction vehicles will continue to enter and exit the work zone on VT 142 adjacent to the new bridge site and motorists should be vigilant. Travelers eastbound on VT/NH 119 should expect a newly line-striped lane shift shortly after passing over the twin bridges into New Hampshire. Signs and barrels are in place to assist vehicles through the work zone. 

Cambridge-Johnson - A resurfacing project is underway along VT 15 in Cambridge and Johnson. Monday, 6/3, through Friday, 6/7, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., motorists can expect moderate delays and up to three traffic control packages with alternating one-way traffic on VT 15 within the project limits, from the VT 15/VT 108 junction in Cambridge to just east of the VT 100C intersection. 

Danville-St. Johnsbury - Crack sealing operations are to begin on VT 2B between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. this week. Single lane closure with alternating traffic will be utilized to safely perform the work.  

Fairfax-St. Albans - During daytime hours, motorists can expect delays and alternating one-way traffic on VT 104 between Fairfax and St. Albans.   

Grafton - A bridge replacement project is underway on VT 121 over the Saxtons River in Grafton. Traffic signals are in place on either end of the bridge, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing alternating one-way traffic over the existing bridge. 

Hardwick-Danville - Crack sealing operations are to begin on VT 15 this week, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., after completion of crack sealing on VT 2B. Single lane closure with alternating traffic will be utilized to safely perform the work. 

Hartford - From Sunday, 6/2, through Thursday, 6/6, during nighttime hours, motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on U.S. 5 from Veteran’s Drive to Bugbee Street. From Monday, 6/3, through Friday, 6/7, during daytime hours, motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on U.S. 5 beginning near the Dunkin Donuts by Veteran’s Drive to the Hartford/Hartland town line. Flaggers and Uniformed Traffic Officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone. 

Ludlow - The removal of Bridge 57 and the installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Black River is underway on Mill Street. Pleasant Street at its junction with Mill Street is closed to all vehicle traffic. A detour routes vehicles from Pleasant Street along Elm Street, and Main Street to Pleasant Street Extension. 

Marshfield-Danville - Monday, 6/3, through Friday, 6/7, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., motorists can expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic patterns and delays on U.S. 2 from Danville Hill Road to the Danville town line. Flaggers and Uniform Traffic Officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone.   

Montpelier  

  • A paving project is starting on Memorial Drive and Dog River Road. Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. beginning Tuesday night, 6/4, and continuing through Thursday night, 6/6, single lane closures will be in place throughout the project limits. Motorists should expect stopped traffic and delays in the area of the I-89 Exit 8 ramps where roadway widths are narrow. Motorcycles should use caution on milled surfaces. 
  • Crews will continue work on the U.S. 2 and U.S. 302 resurfacing project during daytime hours, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., 6/3 through 6/7. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers in place to assist motorists throughout the project limits along U.S. 2 between the Bailey Ave intersection on U.S. 2 moving east to the Berlin/Montpelier town line, and along U.S. 302 from the Middlesex/Montpelier town line moving east to the Memorial Drive intersection. This work will also be conducted at the U.S. 2 and U.S. 302 intersection, moving east to the Montpelier/Berlin town line. 

  

Morristown - Motorists should expect occasional lane closures using flaggers during daytime hours on VT 15 in Morristown (MM 0.319-0.339) due to a culvert installation. Construction will be active at the inlet and outlet of the culvert. Motorists can expect occasional lane closures using flaggers during daytime hours and are advised to use caution when driving through the area. 

Northfield-Berlin - Multiple single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic will be in place Tuesday through Friday throughout the length of a paving project on VT 12, north of Crosstown Road. Motorcyclists should continue to use caution on grooved surfaces. Expect delays. 

Pittsford - Motorists can expect intermittent one-way alternating travel on U.S. 7 this week, beginning on 6/3. Traffic control will be present throughout most work hours this week to direct motorists through the work zone. Additionally, there will be a weekend closure of VT 3 within the construction vicinity beginning on Friday, 6/7, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. until Monday, 6/10, 2024, at 6:00 a.m. thus causing motorists to follow a signed detour. Motorists wanting to use VT 3 traveling south from the project site should continue on U.S. 7 to Bus Route 4. Any motorist wanting to use VT 3 traveling north towards the project site should use Bus Route 4 to U.S. 7. 

Poultney - Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on Bridge #7 at the intersection of Thrall Road and River Street. 

Quechee Gorge Bridge - The eastbound travel lane of the Quechee Gorge Bridge is closed through November of 2024. New travel patterns include alternating travel controlled by a traffic signal and a concrete barrier to separate motorists from workers. 

Richmond-Bolton - Traffic Control with one-lane of alternating travel on U.S. 2 between Kenyon Road and Lemroy Court can be expected Sunday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

Royalton - The bridge realignment project on VT 14, near Vesper Road and Meadow Lane, is ongoing. Traffic will be restricted to one-way alternating flow in the project area, controlled by flaggers between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Drivers are advised to use caution when driving through the area. 

Rutland - A Class I highway resurfacing project is in progress. Sunday, 6/2, at 7:00 p.m. through Friday, 6/6, at 7:00 a.m., motorists can expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers and Uniformed Traffic Officers along U.S. 4 between Gleason Road and U.S. 7, and on U.S. 7, starting near Cold River Road and extending north to Lincoln Avenue between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Please note: roadway surfaces will be uneven and manholes will be raised throughout the area.   

Woodstock - A culvert replacement project is ongoing on U.S. 4 at MM 7.722.  Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

Worcester Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic maintained by traffic signals over the temporary bridge on VT 12 over the North Branch of the Winooski River. Flaggers will also be present to assist with traffic. The speed limit over the temporary bridge has been reduced to 25 mph. The posted speed limit entering and exiting the work zone is 40 mph. Motorists may encounter trucks entering and exiting the work zone.      

 

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