AOT Road Construction Report
Week of October 03, 2022
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 Richmond – A culvert repair project is underway. Motorists will encounter a one-mile-long lane closure in both travel directions just south of Exit 11 as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound lane using a crossover. A “zipper merge” traffic pattern is in place. Crews have begun installation of the precast concrete culvert bottoms for the new box culvert and will continue placing them throughout the week. Work hours are 24 hours a day, six days a week.
I-89 Sharon – A bridge rehabilitation project continues. Traffic is reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions over the bridges. Motorists: be aware of a work zone speed reduction.
I-91 Bradford – A single lane closure remains in place in the southbound lanes near Exit 16 for ongoing bridge maintenance. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph remains in effect.
I-91 Fairlee – St. Johnsbury – Multiple work zones are in place for preventative maintenance repairs to bridges along the interstate. Single lane closures have been established in both directions – speed limit and lane-width reductions remain in effect. Motorists are advised to use caution as paving operations are scheduled for this week and construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the work zones.
I-91 Lyndon – Barton – Travelers can expect daily lane closures in the vicinity of active construction Monday – Friday between Exits 23 – 25 during daytime construction hours (6 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Crews will end work at 12 p.m. on Friday due to the holiday weekend. Motorists will encounter uneven lanes and grooved pavement. Speed is reduced to 55 mph in the work zone.
I-91 Rockingham – A ledge stabilization project continues. Motorists will encounter lane and speed reductions as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound barrel using a crossover.
I-91 Ryegate – St. Johnsbury – A northbound resurfacing project is wrapping up. There will be a single-lane closure between exits 18 and 20 with minimal traffic delays as crews finish punch list activities.
I-91 Weathersfield – A bridge deck replacement project is nearing completion at Exit 8. I-91 is reduced to one lane of travel in both directions through the project area. Lane and speed reductions are in effect. A two-way lane shift on VT 131 will consist of two 10-foot lanes. This lane shift will be in place into October.
I-91 Westminster – A bridge deck replacement project over VT 121 is underway. I-91 is reduced to one lane of travel in each direction across the bridges, and an alternating one-way traffic pattern is in effect on VT 121 underneath the bridges. A speed reduction to 55 mph is in place within the project area. Fines are doubled for speeding within the construction zone.
Around the State
Alburgh – Paving along U.S. 2 is complete. Motorists should drive with caution as crews work on project cleanup and sign removal throughout the project area.
Also, a deck replacement project begins on the Mother's Bridge on U.S. 2 over Lake Champlain between North Hero Island and Alburgh. Flagged traffic may be in effect intermittently. Minimal delays anticipated.
Andover – Bridge #9 over Trout Brook on Weston-Andover Rd. is closed through the fall. A town-signed 6.4-mile detour route is in place. The detour will run from Weston-Andover Rd. to Middletown Rd., then VT 11 to Hilltop Rd., and back to Weston-Andover Rd.
Brattleboro – Newfane – A roadway project is underway along VT 30 from Cedar Street in Brattleboro to Newfane. An alternating one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along the project area in Dummerston. Minor delays anticipated.
Brownington – A slope stabilization and roadway reconstruction project is underway at multiple locations along Center Rd. in Brownington. Center Rd. is closed to through traffic through the fall. Traffic is rerouted along VT 58, Hunt Hill Rd., and Schoolhouse Rd.
Burlington – A paving project is underway along U.S. 2/Main Street from South Willard St. to I-89, and along North Willard St. to the intersection with Riverside Ave. Nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday this week. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations.
Burlington, Shelburne Street Roundabout – U.S. 7/Shelburne St. is restricted to one-way southbound between South Willard St. and Marian St.
South Willard St. is also restricted to one-way northbound between Shelburne St. and Chittenden Dr., and access to Locust St. via Shelburne St. will remain closed. Ledge Rd. will be restricted to right out only onto South Willard St. These traffic patterns will remain in place 24/7 for several weeks. Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour route to avoid delays. Through trucks are required to follow the signed detour route.
Crews will be milling Wednesday and Thursday overnight throughout the project area.
Calais – A bridge replacement project continues along VT 14 approx. 9.5 miles north of U.S. 2. Motorists should expect speed reductions and alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers during the day at the bridge location as crews work on installing the bridge membrane and top paving. A temporary signal will be active during non-work hours.
Charlotte – South Burlington – A roadway resurfacing project continues along U.S. 7. Nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday -Thursday this week. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations. Moderate delays are possible.
Chelsea – Thetford – A resurfacing project continues on VT 113. There will be a single-lane closure with alternating one-way traffic as crews continue line striping of side roads and install plug joints.
Chester – A bridge deck replacement project is underway on VT 103 just south of Smokeshire Rd. Speed and lane-width reductions are in effect throughout the project area. VT 103 Bridge #16 is closed through October 2022. Traffic is being maintained on a temporary bridge.
Essex – Colchester – Motorists will encounter traffic control along VT 2A from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday – Friday as crews work on final paving. Minor delays anticipated.
Halifax – Whitingham – Motorists can expect lane closures with one-way alternating traffic on VT 112 as a paving project continues.
Hardwick – A paving project continues on VT 14 and VT 15. Motorists should expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along both routes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Motorists should also expect one-way alternating traffic controlled by temporary signals at multiple locations along VT 16 for a bridge project near the intersection with VT 15 and a slope remediation project further north.
Ludlow – Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic along the VT 103 (Main St.) Bridge No. 26 over Jewell Brook as crews remove and replace sidewalks at both ends of the bridge.
Montpelier – Motorists should expect lane shifts with the potential for occasional one-way flagged traffic at the rail crossing along U.S. 2 between Gallison Hill Rd. and the traffic circle as crews continue work on the new rail crossing.
Montpelier – Berlin – The new bridge along U.S 2 at the Montpelier/Berlin town line is open to traffic. The contractor will continue to remove the temporary roadway and temporary bridge. This work will result in alternating one-way traffic using flaggers.
Montgomery – A set of bridge deck replacements continues along VT 118. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers during the day and temporary traffic signals during off-hours between West Hill Rd. and Bank St.
Newfane – The Depot Rd. Arch Bridge over Rock River remains closed through the fall. Traffic will be rerouted from the north via Grimes Hill Rd. and from the south via VT 30. Through traffic is not permitted. Grimes Hill Rd. and Dover Rd. (at the intersection with Depot Rd.) are reduced to one lane with signals for the duration of the closure.
North Hero – Grand Isle – Drawbridge construction continues along U.S. 2. A speed reduction remains in place. Mariners: The seasonal operating schedule for the drawbridge is in effect.
Pittsford – Brandon – A paving project is finishing up on U.S. 7 where one-way alternating traffic patterns are anticipated through multiple work zones. Expect delays.
Poultney – A bridge replacement project is underway at the intersection of Thrall Rd. and River Rd. approximately 1.37 miles from the intersection of VT 30 and Thrall Rd. The bridge is now closed to all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians, and will remain closed until next year.
Richford – A bridge replacement project continues along VT 105 approx. one mile south of the intersection of Main St. and River St. Motorists may encounter flaggers letting construction vehicles in and out of the work zone.
Richmond – Bolton – A resurfacing project continues along U.S. 2. Motorists will encounter unpaved roadway surfaces and areas of one-way alternating traffic during daytime construction hours, Monday – Friday.
South Hero – An intersection improvement project is underway at U.S. 2 and VT 314. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures Monday and Tuesday, with alternating one-way traffic on VT 314 and U.S. 2 throughout the project area between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Stockbridge – Rochester – A resurfacing project continues along VT 100 starting near its intersection with VT 107. Motorists should expect areas of one-way alternating traffic and some delays throughout the week including Saturday as crews continue paving as weather allows.
Swanton – Paving along VT 78 is complete. Motorists should drive with caution as crews work on project cleanup and sign removal throughout the project area.
Williston – Motorists can expect a lane closure in the northbound right lane on VT 2A between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday from Hurricane Lane to Taft Corners. Nighttime work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will require a lane closure from 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. in the project area. Expect delays during this time. Motorists: be aware of a new traffic pattern at the intersection with I-89 when traveling south.
Wilmington – Brattleboro – Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic along VT 9 as crews finish paving the intermediate wearing course, continue guardrail work, shoulder clean up, and conduct drainage structure adjustments.
Winooski – A roadway project is nearing completion along VT 15 (East Allen St.). Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic during nighttime operations, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday – Thursday this week. Please expect delays.
Woodford – A ledge stabilization project continues on VT 9. Intermittent traffic holds are anticipated throughout the week, including Saturday. A 15-minute hold is planned for midweek between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for blasting operations. Longer delays may occur. 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. A speed reduction to 40 mph is in place.