Road Construction Report

Week of August 10, 2020

Here is a list of road construction projects happening throughout Vermont. Please remember to drive safely in all work zones. Lives depend on it.

Interstates

I-89 Berlin – The bridge replacement project continues. Northbound and Southbound traffic are reduced to one lane each. Motorists should be aware of speed reductions and narrow shoulders.

I-89 Richmond – Colchester – Nightwork for paving this week. Expect lane and ramp closures, which will be posted on message boards daily and the VTrans website.

I-89 Sharon – A resurfacing project is underway both Northbound and Southbound near Exit 2 in Sharon. Daily lane closures and speed reductions are in effect. Paving to begin Thursday.

I-91 Hartland – Motorists will see lane reductions Northbound and Southbound, with reduced speeds enforced in the work zone for bridge replacement operations.

I-91 Rockingham Bridges – Bridge deck and abutment work continue this week. Motorists should note that lane and speed reductions are in place both Northbound and Southbound.

Around the State

Bethel – The bridge replacement along VT 12 continues. The traffic pattern will require vehicles to navigate different lanes to get around the work zone. Expect gravel surfaces and some delays.

Bolton – The bridge rehabilitation project on Notch Rd. under I-89 continues. Motorists will see alternating one-way traffic through the bridge tunnel with reduced speeds.

Burlington – Lane closures on Shelburne St. between Adams Ct. and Marion St. will reduce traffic to one lane in either direction to facilitate drilling and vacuuming for boring samples. Potential for short-term lane closures with alternating one-way traffic on side streets as needed. The work being performed is part of the project’s environmental site assessment. Roundabout construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2021.

Cavendish – Weathersfield – A roadway project along VT 131 continues. Motorists will encounter multiple areas of one-way alternating traffic and gravel road surfaces. A temporary traffic signal between Lindberg Dr. and Brook Rd. will result in some delays. Expect longer than usual delays in the area of the traffic signal this week.

East Montpelier – A sidewalk/lane widening project is underway along US 2 near the intersection with VT 14. Motorists will encounter flaggers and some short delays.

Georgia – The bridge along VT 104A (Highbridge Rd.) over Arrow Head Lake is closed for a full replacement. The closure will be in effect until mid-August, with a signed detour in place. Please plan accordingly.

Guildhall – A bridge project is underway over the Connecticut River near the intersection of US 2 and VT 102. Motorists will see one-way alternating traffic and reduced speeds.

Hartford – Motorists can expect traffic delays as crews work on drainage across US 5 near the US 5 and Sykes Mountain Ave. intersection. Traffic continues as one thru-lane and one turn-lane in each direction, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Hinesburg – Intersection improvements are underway along VT 116 at its intersection with Shelburne Falls Rd. and CVU Rd. Motorists should plan on single lane traffic and some delays at the intersection between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LondonderryChester – Drainage and shoulder work in Londonderry and paving operations in Chester and Andover along VT 11 are set to continue this week. There will be alternating one-way flagged traffic in multiple areas, causing delays.

Manchester – Dorset – Paving of leveling course of asphalt along VT 30 this week. Motorists should plan on one-way alternating traffic with some delays.

Middlebury – Work continues on the bridge and rail project. There will be single-lane closures on Seymour St. (between Main St. and Elm St.) from 7 p.m. to 7a.m. On Tuesday around 7 p.m., Seymour St. is closed overnight to thru traffic. VT 30 (Main Street) is closed from Bakery Ln. and Mill St. on the south end to North Pleasant St. on the north end. VT 125 (Merchants Row) remains closed to traffic. All downtown businesses are accessible; flaggers will control traffic.

Moretown – Roadway work will continue on VT 100B this week and will include paving, guardrail repair and replacement, and drainage and shoulder improvement between its intersections with VT 100 and Longley Rd. One-way alternating traffic will be in effect.

Moretown – The bridge along VT 100B over the Mad River is being prepared for a full closure beginning August 17 to replace the current structure. The closure will be in effect until mid-October, with a signed detour in place. Please plan accordingly.

Mount Holly –VT 155 is closed for a bridge and culvert replacement over Mill River. The closure will be in place for the next several weeks, with a signed detour in effect utilizing VT 100 and VT 103. Please plan accordingly.

North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along US 2. A speed reduction is in place. Mariners: The drawbridge will open at the top of the hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Smaller vessels will be able to pass between openings. All mariners must pass with extreme caution and no wake.

Norwich – A rail crossing improvement project is underway along River Rd. Motorists may encounter one-way alternating traffic.

Pittsford – Multiple activities for roadway reconstruction along US 7 this week. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic early in the week with delays, and intermittent stoppages of traffic for the remainder of the week, with speed reductions and delays. Plan on adding a few extra minutes to your travel times.

Putney – The bridge along US 5 at the intersection of Kimball Hill Rd. is open to all travelers. There may be one-way alternating daytime traffic on the bridge as paving operations continue.

Richford Jay – Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic in multiple locations on VT 105 as crews install underdrain and complete some tree removal through the work zone.

Stowe – As part of the roadway repaving project, motorists can expect intermittent alternating one-way traffic on Route 100 as crews pave side roads and drive aprons.

Stowe – Morristown – Roadway reclamation activities in Stowe and paving activities in Morristown will be conducted this week. Motorists can expect one-way alternating traffic along gravel roads and should plan on delays.

Vergennes – Motorists should plan on one-way alternating traffic with delays in the vicinity of paving operations on VT 22A. Paving of side roads throughout the project with some shoulder work occurring this week, as well. Plan on adding extra time to your travel plans.

Underhill – Cambridge – Paving (reclamation) operations continue along VT 15 this week. Motorists should expect delays with one-way alternating traffic.

Waterbury – Extensive reconstruction of US 2 (Main Street) continues. Motorists will see one-way alternating traffic assisted by flaggers in multiple areas of the downtown. Plan on delays.

West Rutland – Motorists can expect one-way alternating traffic along VT 4A on Monday for paving operations. Storm drain and sidewalk work along VT 133 this week will create minor delays. Work at the intersection of BUS 4 and VT 4A will require lane closures and create minor delays this week.

Windsor – Hartland – A paving project continues along US 5. Travelers should expect areas of alternating one-way traffic with some delays.