Resurfacing I-89 Richmond-Colchester/189 Burlington-South Burlington

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in conjunction with Gorman Group, will be resufacing a significant section I-89 in Chittenden County along with the entirety of I-189.

This joint resurfacing project is a “preventative maintenance” activity and will be constructed in an effort to keep the condition of I-89 from Richmond to Colchester and the full length of I-189 in generally good shape. Work will include fine milling to a depth of 3/4", surface preparation, then paving with a 3/4” layer of bonded wearing course. Additionally, some guardrail work will be performed to repair and replace damaged sections to bring full runs into compliance with the current standards. Finally, shoulder berms that have built up will be removed to facilitate better drainage from the road surface.

A view northbound on I-89 in Williston, VT

Resurfacing of I-89 will extend from Exit 11 in Richmond to Exit 16 in Colchester, for a total length of 25.76 miles.

For this project, work will extend from edge of pavement to edge of pavement, or full width. Because of the repaving of the shoulder, new shoulder rumble strips will be installed. Fog seal will be sprayed over the freshly cut rumbles to seal up the exposed aggregate and aid in longevity of the pavement.

Eastbound view on I-189 in South Burlington, VT

Resurfacing will extend the complete length of I-189, for a total length of 3.2 miles.

For questions/concerns regarding the project or to receive emails on project updates, please contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Information Consultant at sbarrett@coibsinc.com or 802-399-7847.


Weekly Construction Updates

 
The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020:
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint continues between Exit 14 and Exit 16 in both northbound and southbound lanes
  • Continue general cleanup work throughout the project

Motorists can expect a lane closure within each work area within the project limits.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, October 11, 2020:
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint continues between Exit 14 and Exit 16 in both northbound and southbound lanes
  • Continue shoulder cleanup work throughout the project
  • Continue general cleanup work throughout the project

Motorists can expect a lane closure within each work area within the project limits.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, October 4, 2020:

Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:

  • Weather permitting, bridge joint continues between Exit 13 and Exit 16 in both northbound and southbound lanes

  • Cleanup work throughout the project

Monday through Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Weather permitting, repair work to be completed in the following areas, southbound lane near Exit 16, southbound Exit 13 on-ramp and northbound lane prior to Exit 13 off-ramp. Updates and changes to this work will be posted here.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020:
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint continues between Exit 13 and Exit 16 in both northbound and southbound lanes
  • Shoulder cleanup work to continue
  • Cleanup work throughout the project

Traffic control will be present with a lane closure within each work area on the project.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, September 20, 2020:
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
  • Continue guardrail work throughout the project limits
  • Shoulder cleanup work to continue

Traffic control will be present with a lane closure within each work area on the project.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, September 11, 2020:

Friday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, continue installation of reflective center line markings for better visibility during wet conditions
  • Weather permitting, continue bridge joint work
  • Continue shoulder clean up
  • Miscellaneous guardrail installations throughout the project
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
  • Miscellaneous pavement markings
  • Shoulder cleanup work to continue

Traffic control will be present with a lane closure within each work area on the project.


The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, September 7, 2020:

Monday: No work due to the Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday through Friday - 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
  • Weather permitting, final paving continues
  • Sign installation throughout the project
  • Guardrail rail work continues from Cambridge Village to the intersection of VT Route 108/Church Street, Jeffersonville
  • Installation of light poles within the Cambridge Park & Ride
Traffic control will be present allowing for one lane of alternating travel within the work areas. Motorists should expect delays.

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, August 30, 2020:
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. all throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
  • Weather permitting, installation of reflective center line tape to help visibility in wet conditions
  • Installation of the edge line rumble strips
  • Guardrail work to continue
  • Shoulder cleanup work to continue

Expect traffic control to be present with a lane closure within each work area.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, August 23, 2020:

Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
  • Guardrail work to continue
  • Shoulder cleanup work to continue
Wednesday and Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - throughout the project:
  • Begin the installation of the edge line rumble strips

 

                                          


Below is an additional anticipated ramp closure on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.:
  • Exit 13 northbound Off ramp to I-189

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, August 14, 2020:
Friday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, paving Exit 16 ramps
  • Guardrail work to continue
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - throughout the project:
  • Weather permitting, begin line striping
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue
  • Weather permitting, paving of U-Turns
  • Guardrail work to continue
  • Shoulder cleanup work
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no anticipated ramp closures this week.

Due to the rain last night, August 11, 2020 the anticipated ramp closures for paving, weather permitting has shifted as follows:
  • Tonight, August 12, 2020: Exit 14E northbound On Ramp and Exit 14W On & Off Ramps 
  • Tomorrow, August 13, 2020:  Exit 14E and 14W southbound On & Off Ramps

Motorists will have a signed detour to follow.


Below is the additional anticipated ramp closures due to paving, weather permitting:

  • Tonight, August 11, 2020: Exit 14E northbound On Ramp and Exit 14W On & Off Ramps 
  • Tomorrow, August 12, 2020:  Exit 14E and 14W southbound On & Off Ramps

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, August 7, 2020:

Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, paving ramps between Exit 14 and Exit 16**
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue throughout the project
  • Begin guardrail work on I-89 north and southbound between Exit 12 and Exit 13
**Anticipated ramp closures thus far (weather permitting) are as follows:
  • Friday night 8/7/20: Exit 14E north and southbound "On Ramps" for paving
  • Sunday & Monday nights 8/9-10/20: Exit 14W northbound "On Ramp" for guardrail work
  • Monday - Thursday: To be determined. See website below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Message boards will have the specific closures per day as well as this website as more information becomes available.

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, August 2, 2020:

Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, paving to continue on I-89 southbound between Exit 14 and Exit 16
  • Weather permitting, bridge joint work to continue on I-89 near Exits 12 and 13
  • Begin guardrail work on I-89 north and southbound between Exit 12 and Exit 13
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Expect ramp closures later in the week. Message boards will have the specific closures per day as well as this website as the information becomes available.

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, July 24, 2020:

Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - all weather permitting:
  • Continue final paving on I-89 southbound between Exit 13 and Exit 16
  • Continue bridge joint work throughout I-189
  • Pavement markings on I-189 and on I-89 between Exit 13 and Exit 11

Motorists can expect lane closures with traffic control present


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, July 17, 2020:

Friday - 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, line striping on I-189.
Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.-all weather permitting:
  • Continue final paving on I-89 southbound between Exit 14 and Exit 11
  • Continue bridge joint work throughout I-189

Motorists can expect a lane closure with traffic control present.


 

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, July 10, 2020:
 
Friday - 7:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.:
  • Exits 14W and 14E northbound off ramp closures with signed detour for motorists to follow
 
Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, continue final paving on I-89 southbound between Exit 13 and Exit 11
  • Bridge joint work throughout I-189
  • Guardrail installation throughout the project limits

 

 

 


July 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.:
  • Route 15 Colchester/Winooski southbound on ramp to I-89 will be closed due to needed Winooski Bridge deck repairs along with grinding the existing pavement on the ramp. Motorists traveling south on I-89 should follow signed lane shifts. Motorists on Route 15 will be detoured to Exit 16 in Colchester.
 
All motorists wanting to use the ramp will be detoured as follows:
  • Route 15 westbound motorists will follow Route 15 to Main Street (Route 2) Winooski; Stay on Route 2 north to interchange 16 southbound on ramp.
  • Route 15 eastbound motorists will follow Main Street (Route 2) Winooski north to interchange 16 southbound on ramp.

Tonight, July 08, 2020 Ramp Closure with signed detour for motorists to follow to allow for final paving:

7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

  • I-89 Exit 14E off-ramp 

10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m

  • Both I-89 Exit 14 southbound Williston Road on-ramps (one ramp then the other)

Please note: This is weather permitting.


July 07, 2020 Ramp Closure with signed detour for motorists to follow to allow for final paving:

7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

  • I-189 off-ramp to I-89

Please note: This is weather permitting.


July 06, 2020 Ramp Closure(s) with signed detour for motorists to follow to allow for final paving:

7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

  • I-189 eastbount off-ramp to Dorset Street

10:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

  • I-189 off-ramp to I-89

Please note: This is weather permitting.


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020:

 
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, final paving on I-189 and proceeding onto I-89 southbound
  • Bridge joint work throughout I-189
 
Tuesday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Grinding of the existing pavement continues from the following locations:
  • Southbound from Exit 14 to Exit 13
  • Exit 15 on ramp
  • Exit 14 interchange area
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be ramp closures beginning Monday night. Message boards will have the specific closures per day or visit this website for updates.
 

June 26, 2020 there will not be any Ramp Closure(s).


The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, June 26, 2020:

Friday, Sunday through Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, paving within the Exit 13 interchange area
  • Grinding of the existing pavement continues in both the northbound and southbound lanes between Exits 13 and 16
  • Bridge joint work on the two bridges within the Exit 12 area in Williston
 
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, final pavement markings on I-189 in preparation for the holiday weekend.
 
Due to the July 4th holiday there will not be any work from 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no scheduled ramp closures during this week.

Tonight, June 25, 2020 Ramp Closure(s) with signed detour for motorists to follow:

7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. 

  • Exit 13 southbound I-189 On-Ramp to I-189

12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

  • I-189 On-Ramp from Route 7 northbound

Please note: This is weather permitting, as it is for paving operations.


June 24, 2020 Ramp Closure(s) with signed detour for motorists to follow
  • Exit 13 northbound I-189 Off-Ramp to I-189

Please note: This is weather permitting, as it is for paving operations.


June 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Ramp Closure(s) with signed detour for motorists to follow
  • Kennedy Drive/Dorset Street I-189 On Ramp
  • If time allows, (after midnight to 5:00 a.m.) Exit 13 southbound I-189 On Ramp

Please note: This is weather permitting, as it is for paving operations.


June 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Ramp Closure(s) with signed detour for motorists to follow
  • Kennedy Drive/Dorset Street I-189 On Ramp
  • If time allows, Exit 13 southbound I-189 On Ramp

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, June 19, 2020:

Friday, June 19, 2020 8:00 a.m. to noon: 

  • Upgrades of sidewalk ramps at the intersection of I-189 & Dorset Street
 
Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Grinding of the existing pavement southbound from Mile Marker 88.0 to Mile Marker 79.0
 
Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Weather permitting, paving I-189
  • Clean-up work throughout the project limits.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
There will be ramp closures during this week of paving, for all ramps in the area of I-189. Detours will be in place and only one ramp closure at any given time. Ramp Closure messages will be displayed on Portable Changeable Message Boards in the area of I-189, I-89 and US Route 7 prior to the said closures.
 

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Sunday, June 14, 2020:

Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Continue grinding of the existing pavement on I-189 all lanes
  • Weather permitting, continue paving northbound lanes from Exit 11 to Exit 13
  • Clean-up work northbound from Exit 11 to Exit 14 and on I-189
Motorist can expect a lane closure.

The following is the anticipated work for the week beginning Friday, June 05, 2020:

Friday, Sunday through Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:
  • Grinding of the existing pavement, in both the travel and passing lanes, to continue in Richmond at approximately Mile Marker 81.0 proceeding north.
Motorist can expect a lane closure.

The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 01, 2020:

Wedneday and Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

  • Grinding of the exiting pavement to begin in Richmond at Mile Marker 79.0 proceeding north.

Motorist can expect a lane closure.


The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 25, 2020:

Tuesday through Friday - 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.:

  • Construction signs to be installed

Motorist can expect a lane closure.