On The Road host, Brent Curtis, is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation. Brent.firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Monday during construction season, Brent Curtis appears on radio stations throughout Vermont, and every Tuesday morning on WCAX News with the latest information about construction projects throughout Vermont. Based on reports from our project managers, resident engineers and a host of other sources, On The Road tells you what you need to know in order to pick the best route, avoid unnecessary delays or when to allow a little extra time. You'll also learn a little bit about how work zones work and how best to give our people out in the field the space to get their jobs done safely.
On The Road | May 22, 2017
I enjoy talking to people when I travel around the state. This week I met some people who work in New York, but live in Vermont for just the summer or have a second home here. I met them in coffee shops and diners in Colchester, Burlington and Berlin. When I met them, they were all on computers and smart phones communicating with coworkers and managers in NYC. They all had different jobs, but told me the same story. They came to Vermont for a vacation and found the state to be the perfect respite from the city. Changing technology allowed them to live here and still be connected with work. I did some research on the subject, found that many companies encourage employees to work outside the office setting, and only report periodically for meetings. Vermont had truly helped them find the best of both worlds.
I-89 Colchester to Swanton has a repaving project. Milling in the southbound passing lane from Exit 20 to Lamoille Bridge in Milton will cause delays especially during commuting hours. In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will slow traffic this week. On 5/24, the travel lane of I-89 northbound, at the Mallets Creek Bridge, will close between 8am and 1pm for bridge inspection. Culvert work on the South Burlington stretch of I-89 this week. Expect day and night work with median projects causing reduced speeds and lane restrictions. In Middlesex, drivers should expect daily northbound and southbound lane closures near the US 2 overpass.
I-91 Southbound at the US Customs office. Expect lane shifts. Bridge projects in Rockingham will affect traffic on Golden Hill Road this week. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week. Construction on US 5 in Guilford will close one southbound lane on I-91 during daytime hours Monday through Friday. The lane will reopen in the evening.
Around the State
RT 78 Highgate has a culvert replacement project. Expect minor delays during morning and afternoon commuting hours.
RT 242 in Jay has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Motorists should expect a one-lane road with traffic light. Lane restricted to 12’ in width.
Swanton has a roadway improvement project involving milling, paving and striping on Grand Avenue and side roads on Spring Street.
VT 14 in Albany has a culvert repair project starting Monday.
US 7 at VT 2A and 127 intersections in Colchester has a major roadway improvement project. Drivers must expect delays during morning and afternoon commute.
VT 102 in Maidstone has lane closures causing delays.
RT 15, VT 2A, VT 117 and VT 15 have road improvement projects near the five corners. Expect delays especially during the morning and afternoon commute.
VT 2B in St. Johnsbury has a bridge project that has closed the RT 2B bridge over the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Motorists should look for detour signs directing them to US 2.
VT 2 from Williston to South Burlington and VT 2A in Williston will get a paving project starting 5/22.
RT 7 Charlotte, Middlebury-Ferrisburgh has multiple construction projects. Expect a two-way traffic detour as well as alternating one-lane traffic along RT 7. Expect delays during the morning and afternoon commute. Watch for construction vehicles in this work zone.
US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project that will require daily lane closures on I-89. Northbound and southbound lanes will be affected.
Montpelier: Night work on State Street will prepare the road for the final course of pavement. Day work on State Street will include an inspection of the Rialto Bridge and sidewalk work. Day work will begin on Northfield Street.
VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.
VT 63 in Berlin and Barre Town has a resurfacing project from I-89 to VT 14. Expect delays.
VT 64 has a paving project that will have alternating one-lane traffic causing delays.
VT 65 in Brookfield has an on-going resurfacing project with short delays.
RT 12A from Granville to Northfield has a road improvement project affecting traffic. Watch for gravel surfaces that could puncture tires and damage windshields if motorists do not exercise caution. Expect delays.
RT 110 in Chelsea will have a bridge project in June that will affect traffic.
RT 125 in Hancock will get the final paving layer in May. Expect delays.
Bridge #22 on RT 125 in Hancock will be replaced in July. Expect a full closure later in the summer.
RT 73 in Rochester has an underdrain project that will affect traffic. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays in this work zone.
RT 73 from Goshen/Rochester Town Line has an 8-mile roadway improvement project starting May 24.
US 4 from Gleason Road in Rutland to Farm Road in Killington has a paving and culvert project. Crews will be milling the road surface near the Cortina Inn this week. Expect delays.
VT 11and US 5 Rockingham – Springfield has a roadway project that will cause delays at the intersection.
RT 100 in Ludlow will close at the intersection of VT 103 starting Monday, May 15. Crews will be replacing bridge decking. Look for signs. The closure is expected to last for 10 days.
US 5 in Algiers/Guilford has a construction project that has closed the RT 5 Bridge. Construction on US 5 will close one southbound lane on I-91 during daytime hours Monday through Friday. The lane will reopen in the evening. Expect some delays on US 5.
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