On The Road

On The Road host, Brent Curtis, is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation. Brent.curtis@vermont.gov

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  |  June 12, 2017

Proms and graduation mark the end of the school year. I urge all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to take time to connect with these teens and not only show some love, but show concern. There will be lots of parties, group functions and just plain driving around. Remind them that automobile crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Drive sober, limit the number of people in a vehicle, use seatbelts and “Groom Before You Zoom!” Have your best look before you take off so you do not have to check on the road.

Interstates

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. The Lamoille River Bridge will have lane closures this week. In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will slow traffic this week. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 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 and slower speed limits near the US 2 overpass.

I-91 Southbound at the US Customs office. Northbound in Lyndon the right lane and shoulder will be closed for a shoulder project. Expect lane shifts. In Rockingham, daytime lane closures, northbound and southbound, for a bridge project will affect traffic this week. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week.

Around the State

VT 78 Highgate has a culvert replacement project. Expect minor delays during morning and afternoon commuting hours.

VT 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.

US 7 in St. Albans to VT 36, VT 38 and VT 105 has a roadway project affecting traffic this week.

Roaring Brook Road in Barton will close for two weeks starting Monday. Motorists should look for detour signs.

VT 14 in Albany has a culvert repair project starting Monday.

US 7 at VT 2A and VT 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.

VT 2A and VT 15 in Essex will have roadwork causing delays this week.

VT 2B in St. Johnsbury has a bridge project that has closed the VT 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 has a nighttime paving project that will affect traffic.

US 7 Charlotte, Middlebury-Ferrisburgh has multiple construction projects. Expect a two-way traffic detour as well as alternating one-lane traffic along US 7. Drivers should expect delays.

VT 116 in Hinesburg has a culvert replacement project causing alternating one-lane traffic this week.

US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Alternating one-lane traffic should be expected Tuesday through Friday this week.

Montpelier: Night work on State Street continues. Day work will begin on Northfield Street. Daily roadwork on Northfield Street will extend from Memorial Drive to Derby Drive through October. Northfield Street will be open to local traffic only.

US 302 at the Barre/Berlin town line has a nighttime paving project this week. Alternating one-lane traffic will slow traffic in this work zone.

VT 100 in Chelsea has alternating one-lane traffic this week as they prepare for the bridge closure on June 18.

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 ongoing resurfacing project with short delays.

VT 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.

VT 110 in Chelsea will have a bridge project in June that will affect traffic.

VT 125 in Cornwall has a ditching project that will affect traffic.

VT 125 in Hancock will have paving going on this week. Alternating one-lane traffic will affect traffic this week. Expect delays.

VT 73 in Rochester has an underdrain project that will affect traffic. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays in this work zone.

VT 100A in Plymouth has a slope stabilization project. Alternating one-lane traffic will slow traffic.

VT 73 in Orwell, East of Shoreham town line, has a bridge deck project. Look for portable traffic signals in this area.

US 4 Rutland to Farm Road in Killington has a paving and culvert project. Crews will be milling the road surface this week. Culvert replacement on Killington Flats will close one lane in each direction. Alternating one-lane traffic in other sections will affect traffic this week. Expect delays.

VT 103 has a bridge project with lane closures.

VT 11 and US 5 Rockingham to Springfield has a roadway project that will cause delays at the intersection.

US 5 in Algiers/Guilford has a construction project that has closed the US 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.

On The Road Montpelier

Northfield Street Detour is now in effect through October.  Alternating one-way local traffic is allowed on Northfield Street. The water and sewer work at the intersection of Northfield Street and Memorial Drive will be done at night from June 14 through June 16.

Motorists can expect night work (7pm-7am) on Main Street and State Streets. Crews will be preparing the surface for the final course of pavement. Work on State Street will include daytime and nighttime sidewalk work. This work will be done from 7pm to 7am in preparation for the pouring of new concrete. Northfield Street will be closed to through traffic starting the week of June 12. In the meantime, crews are assembling the temporary water line on the sidewalk.  Concrete cutting is scheduled for the Memorial Drive Intersection from 7am to 7pm about the middle of next week. This will slow traffic going through this work zone.

Construction updates will be posted on www.roadworkupdates.com , The City of Montpelier’s   Montpelier Alive’s Facebook page and Makeover Montpelier’s Facebook page.

 

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