Construction Update 

September 13, 2019

PROJECT TYPE: Bridge Rehabilitation
 
LOCATION:  I-89 between Exit 16 and Exit 17 in the Town of Colchester, Chittenden County
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT: 
Weekend: From 7 PM Friday, September 13 to 6 AM Monday, September 16, I-89 will be reduced to one lane in each direction facilitated by crossover traffic patterns. Expect delays. A section of Bay Road will be closed to through traffic throughout the weekend closure. A detour route will be signed. Flaggers and UTOs will be present.
 
 
I-89 Weekend Traffic Pattern
Bay Road Vehicular Detour Route
Bay Road Bicycle Detour Route
 
Weekdays: Monday, September 16 at 6AM through Friday, September 20, I-89 will be reduced to one lane in the non-peak direction between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM facilitated by crossover traffic patterns. 
 
I-89 Weekday Traffic Patterns
 
I-89 northbound can be reduced to one lane during the weekday AM peak hours (6 AM to 10 AM) and the off-peak hours (10 AM to 2 PM & 7 PM to 6 AM). I-89 southbound can be reduced to one lane during the off-peak hours (10 AM to 2 PM & 7 PM to 6 AM) and the weekday PM peak hours (2 PM to 7 PM).
 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES/NOTICES: 

The southbound barrel of I-89 will be closed and I-89 will be reduced to one lane in each direction facilitated by crossover traffic patterns starting at 7 PM Friday, September 13 while crews work to rehabilitate Bridge 76 South, over Bay Road, and Bridge 77 South, over Mallet's Creek. The southbound barrel of Interstate 89 is scheduled to reopen Monday, September 16 at 6 AM. A section of Bay Road, located between Bridge 76 North and South, will be closed to through traffic throughout the weekend closure. A detour route will be signed. Flaggers and UTOs will be present.

Starting Monday, September 16, continuing throughout the week crews will be preparing the upcoming weekend bridge closure. I-89 will be reduced to one lane in the non-peak direction facilitated by crossover traffic patterns throughout the week. 

The next weekend bridge closure is anticipated to be Friday, September 20 at 7 PM through Monday, Septemeber 23 at 6 AM. This work will require I-89 to be reduced to one lane in each direction facilitated by crossover traffic patterns. This anticipated weekend closure is weather dependent.

PROJECT COMPLETION: November 2019
 
PLEASE BE ADVISED: VTrans reminds motorists to stay vigilant adhering to the work zone signage and specifically the posted speed limits while this project is underway. Expect delays.
 
 
 

Traffic Alert 

September 16, 2019

Weekend Closure of I-89 Bridge 77 South, over Mallet's Creek, in Colchester, VT
 
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announces plans to implement crossover traffic patterns on Interstate 89 between Exits 16 and 17 beginning at 7 PM Friday, September 20th as part of the I-89 Colchester Bridges Rehabilitation Project.
 
Interstate 89 Bridge 77 South, over Mallet's Creek, located between Exits 16 and 17, will be closed between 7 PM Friday, September 20th and 6 AM Monday, Septmeber 23rd, 2019. Traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction for the duration of the closure.
The weekend bridge closure is weather dependent. 
 
It is important for all motorists to remain vigilant adhering to the work zone signage and specifically the posted speed limits while this project is underway. Expect delays.
 

Colchester I-89 Bridges Project

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is rehabilitating four bridges (Bridges 76 North and 76 South over Bay Road, and Bridges 77 North and 77 South over Mallett’s Creek) along Interstate 89 (I-89) in Colchester, Vermont. Construction will begin in April 2019 and be completed in October 2019. The project will include six weekend bridge closures, while maintaining two-way traffic on I-89. Visit the About the Project page on this website for details and check back often for weekly Construction Updates and Traffic Alerts.

Bridges 76 North and South over Bay Road

Bridges 76 North and South over Bay Road

Bridges 77 North and South over Mallet's Creek

Bridges 77 North and South over Malletts Creek