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.
December 4, 2017
This has been an interesting year. I have heard from so many of you concerning your ideas, questions and objections. And there have been a significant number of people with kind thoughts for theroad crews, the projects and some of the short topics we lead off with each week. I like to hear from you. I hope that through this article you have found a direct link to the people who can answer your transportation questions and hear your ideas. Thank you for your patience, understanding and your focus on safety. Tens of thousands of vehicles have passed through work zones safely this season. It is important to thank not only the motorists but also the construction crews and the flaggers for showing up every day, rain or shine, to get the job done on time. Please take a moment and thank the newspapers and media outlets that allow us to use the space to publish our weekly report.
By now, you know how much I enjoy traveling around our state. I have come to believe the words of Nisargadatta Maharaj: “Once you realize that the road is the goal, and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple. In itself an ecstasy.” Be safe this winter.
I-89 In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89. Expect day and night work. In Middlesex, single lane closures will slow traffic this month. Look for single lanes and reduced speed again this week.
I-91 The left lane southbound in Springfield will be closed, affecting traffic. Ryegate northbound and southbound lanes are reduced to one lane this week. Slow down and use caution in these work zones.
Around the State
US 7/VT 2 in Colchester will have some tree work going on this week. Look for a lane closure for this work. In Mid-December expect traffic signal work to delay traffic.
VT 15 Hardwick, Walden and Danville has a long-term road improvement project that includes paving. Onsite traffic diversions should be expected again this month. Expect delays.
VT 15A/Park Street in Morristown has a bridge project going on. No impact on traffic.
US 2 Cabot/Danville has a road improvement project that will have little effect on traffic this month.
US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Expect delays and lane closures all month in this work zone.
VT 12 Elm Street in Montpelier has about half a day’s work to wrap-up this week. On Northfield Street/VT 12 pavement markings and punch list items with little impact on traffic.
VT 12/Northfield Street in Montpelier will get some clean up and drainage work this week. The project is set to close for the winter soon.
US 2 in East Montpelier, near VT 14 has a long-term project that will shut down for winter this week.
VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.
US 7 in Brandon has a long-term construction project going on until February shut down. Expect occasional delays.
Where To Hear VTrans On The Road
6:20AM WKXH 105.5FM
6:40AM WVMT 660AM
6:50AM WLVB 93.9 FM
7:02AM WTSA 96.7 FM 1450AM
7:10AM WCVR 1320AM/102.1FM WCFR 1480AM/106.5FM
7:20AM WLTN 1400AM 96.7FM
7:35AM WVNR 1340AM WNYV 94.1FM
7:50AM WDEV 550AM/FM
7:55AM WTSA 1340AM
8:20AM WVNR 1340AM WNYV 94.1FM