Construction Update

July 19, 2019

PROJECT TYPE: Bridge Rehabilitation
 
LOCATION:  I-89 between Exit 16 and Exit 17 in the Town of Colchester, Chittenden County
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT: 
Weekdays: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, I-89 will be reduced to one lane in the non-peak direction between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM facilitated by crossover traffic patterns. Expect delays.
 
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). I-89 southbound can be reduced to one lane during the off-peak hours (10 AM to 2 PM) and the weekday PM peak hours (2 PM to 7 PM).
 
 
Weekend: From 7 PM Friday, July 19 to 6 AM Monday, July 22, I-89 will be reduced to one lane in each direction facilitated by crossover traffic patterns. Expect delays.
 
 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES/NOTICES: Interstate 89 Bridge 77 over Mallet's Creek, located between Exits 16 and 17, will be closed starting Friday, July 19 at 7 PM through the weekend while crews rehabilitate the existing structure. Bridge 77 is scheduled to reopen Monday, July 22 at 6 AM.
 
Starting Monday, July 22, crews will be constructing the crane pad near Bridge 77 near Mallet's Creek. Crews wil be constructing shielding on temporary alternating traffic lanes. In addition, crews will be cutting the deck of Bridge 77 over Mallet's Creek and demolishing half a lane.
 
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.

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