Road Construction Report

Week of May 10, 2021

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.

Interstates

I-89 Berlin – The bridge deck replacement project continues. Northbound and Southbound traffic have been reduced to one lane in each direction. Crossovers are being utilized. Motorists should be aware of a work zone speed reduction. Intermittent one-way alternating traffic will be in effect on Crosstown Road next week. 

I-89 Hartford Sharon – A resurfacing project continues. Day work and night work will require lane and speed reductions in both directions. A speed reduction to 55 mph will be enforced when lane closures are in effect.

 I-89 Sharon – Bridge rehabilitation project continues. Northbound and Southbound traffic have been reduced to one lane in each direction. Crossovers are being utilized. Motorists should be aware of a work zone speed reduction.

I-89 Sharon Bethel – A resurfacing project resumes on I-89 northbound and southbound. Crews will be replacing bridge joints near Exit 2 in Sharon. Lane reductions and a work zone speed reduction will be in place. Be aware of multiple construction zones in this area.

I-91 Hartford – Motorists can expect continuous lane closures on I-91 northbound and southbound between Exits 12 and 11 in Hartford as crews continue bridge repairs at bridge #44 over U.S. 4, VT 14, the New England Central railroad, and the White River.

I-91 Rockingham – Bridge barrier work continues this week with trucks entering and exiting the construction zone. Motorists should note that lane and speed reductions are in place northbound and southbound.

I-91 Weathersfield – A bridge deck replacement project is underway at Exit 8 over VT 131. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound bridge using a crossover. A speed reduction is in place. Motorists can expect minor delays along VT 131 under the bridge for construction activities. 

 

Around the State

Berkshire – Work continues on installation of a temporary bridge. Motorists be aware of truck traffic moving in and out of the work area.

Burlington South Burlington – A concrete slab rehabilitation project begins on U.S. 7 and the Westbound I-189 off ramp. Night work begins Monday at 7 p.m. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Delays may occur.

Cavendish – Weathersfield – A roadway reclaim project is underway. Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic at multiple locations throughout the length of the project. Please use caution as paved, milled (scarified), and gravel surfaces exist within the project area. Moderate delays expected. Please add extra time to your travel plans.

Chelsea – Thetford – Motorists should expect construction vehicles parked in the shoulders along on VT 113 between Chelsea and Thetford. Travel lanes in each direction will remain open.

Chester - Springfield - Multiple bridge replacement projects are underway on VT 11 between VT 103 in Chester and VT 106 in Springfield. Please expect one-way alternating traffic at various points along this route. Minor delays may occur.  

Colchester – Essex Lane closures between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for path excavation on the south side of VT 15 between Lime Kiln Road and UVM Medical Fanny Allen Campus, and on the north side between Barnes Avenue and Ethan Allen Drive. 

Cornwall – Bridport – A series of culvert replacements along VT 125 is set to begin. The roadway will be closed to through-traffic from its intersection with VT 22A proceeding east into Middlebury. A detour around the project will utilize VT 22A, VT 74, and VT 30. Plan to add extra time to your travels.

Enosburgh – Traffic will be detoured onto a temporary bridge. Continue demolition of old bridge. Motorist be aware of truck traffic in/out of the work area.

Essex – Minimal impact as traffic continues to be shifted within the construction area. Motorists be aware of truck traffic in/out of the work area.

Fair Haven – Rutland – Single-lane closures are planned on U.S.4 at Exit 6 in West Rutland on Monday. Mainline milling will then continue between Castleton and West Rutland. A crossover traffic pattern is in place at the railroad crossing in Rutland Town (approximately ½ mile from the junction of U.S. 4 and U.S. 7), with a reduced speed of 35 mph. Work to reconstruct the railroad crossing will begin during the weekend and continue throughout next week.

Groton Newbury –Motorists should expect lane closures and alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 302 Wednesday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Hartford – Motorists should expect lane and shoulder closures and alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 5 and Sykes Mountain Avenue. Expect delays during working hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.. 

Londonderry – Chester – Drainage and ditching along VT 11 between Londonderry and Chester will continue along with guardrail and sign repair. The contractor will be milling bridges starting on Wednesday starting in Chester working towards Londonderry. There will be alternating one-way flagged traffic in multiple areas, causing delays.  

Middlebury – A nighttime repaving project is underway along U.S. 7 between High Street and Creek Road. Flaggers will manage alternating lanes of traffic during paving activities from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

There will also be construction vehicles moving in and out of Printer's Alley and the Marble Works from Main Street and Seymour Street, and in and out of the Fifield Farm yard. Pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers should proceed with caution.

North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along U.S. 2. A speed reduction remains in place. U.S. 2 at the temporary drawbridge is open to two lanes of traffic. The contractor will complete annual bridge maintenance during this week that may require temporary one-lane closures. Mariners: The drawbridge will begin its daily operating schedule on 5/15. To request an opening or to communicate with the bridge tender, please use Channel 13 or call 802-372-4360.

Pittsford – Multiple activities for roadway reconstruction along U.S. 7 this week. Lane shifts and new traffic patterns are now in effect. Motorists should proceed with caution as they navigate new traffic patterns and lane shifts throughout the project. Expect alternating one-way traffic this week with moderate delays. A speed reduction to 35 mph remains in effect. 

Plainfield – East Montpelier – Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic along VT 214 as crews work on paving operations.

Proctor The North Street bridge project is underway. A short-term full road closure is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/12 through Wednesday, 5/19.

Richford – Jay – Traffic control with lane closures expected. Grinding 4” of pavement begins, and guardrail and road widening work continues on VT 105 from the intersection of VT 105A proceeding east to the Jay town line.

Rockingham – Our partners at NHDOT are working on a rehabilitation project on the Church Street Bridge connecting Vermont and New Hampshire. Motorists should expect intermittent, alternating one-way traffic and some delays.

Roxbury – A slope stabilization project is set to begin on Warren Mountain Road approximately ½ mile west of its intersection with VT 12A. Motorists may encounter periods of one-way alternating traffic.

Shelburne – So. Burlington – U.S. 7 signal work at Baldwin Ave, Laurel Hill Road, and Brewer Parkway, Monday through Thursday 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists can expect a lane closure with minimal impact. 

Sheldon – Franklin – Weather permitting, Monday through Saturday final paving on VT 120 from Sheldon to 5.2 miles north to Franklin. Ditch work between Triplet Drive and Rice Hill Road. Traffic control allowing for one-lane of alternating travel within the construction area.  

Springfield - A roadway resurfacing project is underway along VT 106 and VT 10. Please expect one-way alternating traffic at various points along this route. Minor delays may occur.

Stowe – Morristown – Motorists should expect intermittent alternating one-way traffic along VT 100 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. The speed limit along VT 100 in Stowe has been reduced to 40 mph while crews work on the bridge over Moss Glenn Brook. Traffic at the bridge will continue to be controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Waitsfield – A sidewalk project continues along VT 100 in the village. Plan on periods of alternating one-way traffic with short delays.

Waterbury – Multiple construction activities are underway along U.S. 2 in the village downtown. Motorists are urged to pay attention to flaggers and pedestrian crossers.

Whitingham – A paving project is underway along VT 100 just south of Pike Lane extending north into the Jacksonville village limits. Motorists will encounter multiple work zones with one-way alternating traffic as crews work on milling and guardrail operations. Expect delays.

Williston – Waterline work continues on Route 2 within the intersection of Industrial Avenue proceeding east.  Motorist can expect minimal impact with periodic designated lane shifts within the work area.

Winooski – Preparation begins on a concrete slab rehabilitation project along U.S. 7 and West Allen St. (the Winooski Circulator). Nighttime roadway work activities will take place early in the week. A lane reduction will be in place during active construction. 

Woodford – A ledge stabilization project begins next week on VT 9. Eastbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane throughout the project area. The absence of a climbing lane for trucks may cause a slowing of traffic in the vicinity of the project area.

Woodstock – Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and alternate one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on U.S. 4, VT 12, and VT 106 while crews pave in Woodstock. Motorists should expect delays. No parking areas will be signed and/or parking meters will be bagged.