Road Construction Report

Work continues on the North Hero - Grand Isle Drawbridge replacement project on US Route 2

Week of July 26, 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.


I-89 Berlin – The bridge deck replacement project continues. Lane and speed reductions are in place in each direction; crossovers are being utilized. Expect a slowing of traffic on VT 62 at the Exit 7 SB on and off ramps.

I-89 Hartford – Sharon – A resurfacing project continues. Operations will require lane reductions in the vicinity of active construction. A speed reduction to 55 mph will be enforced when lane closures are in effect.

I-89 Sharon – A bridge rehabilitation project is underway. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction; crossovers are being utilized. Motorists: be aware of a work zone speed reduction.  

I-89 Sharon – Bethel – A resurfacing project continues in both directions north of Exit 3 in Bethel. Lane and speed reductions will be in effect in the vicinity of active construction.

I-89 White River Junction – Our partners at NHDOT are working on a multi-year bridge replacement project on I-89 over the Connecticut River. Motorists should expect lane and speed reductions over the bridge. 

I-91 Hartford – Motorists will encounter continuous lane closures on I-91 in both directions between Exits 12 and 11 as crews continue bridge repair operations. 

I-91 Rockingham –The bridge replacement project continues. Both northbound and southbound travel lanes are open to traffic. Narrow lanes – use caution.  

I-91 Weathersfield – A bridge deck replacement project continues at Exit 8 over VT 131. Lane and speed reductions are in effect in each direction as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound bridge using a crossover. Expect minor delays along VT 131 under the bridge. 


Around the State 

Bakersfield – Plan on areas of one-way alternating traffic on VT 108 as crews work on paving and curbs.

Berkshire – A culvert replacement project continues along VT 118 just north of its intersection with VT 105. A detour around the project site is in effect. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles moving in/out of the area. 

Burlington – A rail and greenway project is underway at the Burlington Waterfront. Expect one-way alternating traffic this week at the waterfront rail crossing area (College Street).

Calais – A bridge replacement project is underway along VT 14 just south of its intersection with Pekin Brook Road. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers during the day, with a traffic light at the bridge during off hours. Expect some delays. 

Cavendish – Weathersfield – A roadway reclaim project continues along VT 131. Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic in the vicinity of multiple operations. Delays expected.

Chelsea – Thetford – A resurfacing project continues along VT 113. Motorists should expect grooved pavement, loose gravel, and limited pavement markings throughout the project limits.

Chester – Springfield – Multiple bridge replacement projects are underway on VT 11 between VT 103 in Chester and VT 106 in Springfield. Expect one-way alternating traffic at multiple points along this route, with minor delays in several locations.

Colchester – Essex – Expect lane closures near the intersection of VT 15 and Lime Kiln Road this week as the multi-use path project continues. Pedestrian access will be maintained. 

East Dorset – Motorists can expect lane and speed reductions at the intersection of U.S. 7 and VT 7A; lane shifts will be in effect. Prepare for short delays and traffic halts during the day to allow for construction equipment and trucks required to stop at railroad crossings.

Enosburgh – Traffic along VT 118 is detoured onto a temporary bridge. Motorists: be aware of truck traffic in/out of the work area. 

Essex – The westbound VT 289 on-ramp remains closed this week; motorists will be shifted to the VT 289 eastbound ramp. Traffic continues to be shifted along VT 117 at its intersection with VT 289. A speed reduction is in place. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles moving in/out of the project area. 

Fair Haven – Rutland – Expect single-lane closures on U.S. 4 in both directions for various paving, guardrail, and line striping work. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through multiple construction zones and on milled surfaces.

Georgia – St. Albans Town – Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic along U.S. 7 as plug joint, driveway apron, and painting work continues.

Groton – Newbury – Motorists should expect shoulder closures with possible alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 302 as crews work on shoulder and milling operations in Groton and conduct shoulder grading, ditching, and island paving at the I-91 interchange. 

Hartford – Motorist will see minimal delays along U.S. 5 and Sykes Mountain Avenue as crews conduct shoulder and curb work and signage installation throughout the roundabout/sidewalk project area.

Hinesburg – An intersection project on VT 116/CVU Road and Shelburne Falls Road nears completion. Motorists will encounter a new traffic pattern at the intersection as turn lanes are in effect. Expect flagged one-way alternating traffic at the intersection from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Johnson Morristown – Motorists should expect traffic delays and areas of gravel roadway on VT 15 and VT 15A as crews work on underdrain, milling, and begin reclamation work.

Londonderry – Chester – Culvert flushing, topsoil, and erosion repair continues along VT 11. There will be alternating one-way flagged traffic in multiple areas, causing delays.

Middlebury Crews will begin paving on VT 125, continue to the downtown roundabout, tie into U.S. 7 and Court Square, and conclude with Main Street to VT 30. Expect limited on-street parking on VT 125, VT 30, and Main Street. Construction will occur Sunday-Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Also expect construction vehicles entering and exiting Printer's Alley from Main Street and the Marble Works from Seymour Street, along with the Fifield Farm marshalling yard on VT 30. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers should proceed with caution.

Newbury – A bridge replacement project is underway just north of the junction of Boltonville Rd. and U.S. 302. A full closure at the location of the bridge is in place; a local signed detour is in effect. The bridge will reopen in October.

North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along U.S. 2 - day and night. A speed reduction remains in place. Mariners: the drawbridge will open at the top of the hour between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. each day. To request an opening or to communicate with the bridge tender, please use Channel 13 or call 802-372-4360.  

Norwich – Thetford – Motorists should expect minimal delays along U.S. 5 as crews complete the last stages of a paving project.  

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

Proctor – North Street remains closed to through-traffic at the location of the bridge project over the Vermont Railway until October 2021. A signed detour is in place. 

Richford – Jay – Motorists should expect one lane of alternating traffic along VT 105 as the reclamation process wraps and paving operations begin. 

Ripton A roadway and streambank stabilization project on VT 125 is underway. Expect flagged, one-way alternating traffic in the vicinity of Natural Road.

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. 

Shelburne – So. Burlington – Signal work continues along U.S. 7 at intersections between McIntosh Avenue and Swift Street. Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures in the areas of operation.

Springfield – A roadway resurfacing project continues along VT 106 and VT 10. Milling along VT 106/River Road will result in delays. 

Stowe – Morristown – Motorists should expect delays and alternating one-way traffic along VT 100 throughout the project limits as crews pave sideroads in Stowe and pave driveway aprons.

Waterbury – Multiple construction activities are underway along U.S. 2 in the village downtown as crews prepare for paving operations. Motorists are urged to pay attention to flaggers, signage, and pedestrian crossers. 

Williston – Motorists will encounter a temporary detour with lane shifts along U.S. 2 near its intersection with Industrial Avenue. Traffic control will be present to allow for construction vehicles in/out of the work area during the day.  

Winooski – A concrete slab rehabilitation project along U.S. 7 and West Allen St. (the Winooski Circulator) is underway. Work is scheduled for Sunday night through Thursday night (7/25-7/29). Expect lane closures from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Woodford – A ledge stabilization project is underway on VT 9. Traffic holds are likely mid-week from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. causing long delays. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane; a lane shift for westbound traffic will be in place through November. Motorists are urged to lower speeds when coming down the hill into the project area.

Woodstock – A resurfacing project continues. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and alternate one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on U.S. 4, VT 12, and VT 106 during daytime hours, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.