Road Construction Report

Week of September 21, 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

189 Burlington – South Burlington – Nightwork throughout the week for various construction activities. Motorists may encounter single-lane closures in the areas of operation.

I-89 Berlin – A bridge replacement project continues. Northbound and Southbound traffic are reduced to one lane each. Motorists should be aware of speed reductions and narrow shoulders. A lane restriction will be in place on VT Route 62 at the Exit 7 Southbound On and Off ramps.

I-89 Richmond – Colchester – Nightwork throughout the week for various construction activities. Motorists will encounter single-lane closures in the areas of operation.

I-89 Sharon - Bethel – A resurfacing project is underway in both the Northbound and Southbound lanes near Exit 2. Daily lane closures with a speed reduction to 55 mph. Expect a shift in traffic on the Exit 2 On and Off ramps late in the week for permanent line striping layout.

I-91 Fairlee A ledge removal project has resumed. One Southbound lane of I-91 will be closed between Exits 16 and 15 throughout the fall. Both Northbound lanes will remain open.

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 along VT 12 is open to traffic. Demolition of the old bridge begins this week. Expect intermittent stoppages of traffic and minor delays.

Bristol Paving will resume along VT 116 later this week. Starting Wednesday, travelers should anticipate one-way alternating traffic with some delays.

Cavendish – Weathersfield – A roadway project continues along VT 131. Motorists will encounter multiple areas of one-way alternating traffic and should plan on delays.

Fair Haven – Rutland – Line striping and bridge joint work this week along US 4 between the NY State line and Exit 5. Motorists should plan on alternating one-way traffic with some delays.

Georgia – Periodic one-lane alternating traffic may occur at the bridge along VT 104A (Highbridge Rd.) throughout the month as crews work on cleanup and other punch-list items.

Groton – Newbury – A series of culvert replacements is set to begin along US 302. Motorists may encounter flaggers and areas of one-way alternating traffic.

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

Hartford – Traffic along US 5 continues as one thru lane and one turn lane in each direction, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Significant traffic delays are anticipated on Friday, 09/25 as crews shift traffic along US 5.

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 expect delays at the intersection between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Travelers will also see a lane shift later in the week.

LondonderryChester – Paving along VT 11 in Londonderry this week, with drainage, slope work, and shoulder grading set to continue. Guardrail operations between Chester and Andover, with sideroad paving in Chester, as well. Expect alternating one-way flagged traffic in multiple areas, causing delays.

Manchester – Dorset – Paving and sidewalk work along VT 131. Motorists will encounter multiple areas of one-way alternating traffic throughout the project – plan on some delays.

Middlebury – VT 30 (Main Street) and VT 125 (Merchants Row) reopened to thru traffic and pedestrians on Friday, 9/18, marking the end of the 10-week shutdown. The first train passed through the new downtown rail tunnel around 10 AM. At 11 AM there was a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Main Street and Merchants Row.

Moretown – Milling and paving work on VT 100B this week. One-way alternating traffic will be in effect. Note: the bridge along VT 100B over the Mad River is closed for a full replacement. The closure is in effect until mid-October, with a signed detour in place. 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 AM and 8 PM Smaller vessels will be able to pass between openings. All mariners must pass with extreme caution and no wake.

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

Richford Jay – Motorists will encounter one-way traffic on VT 105 as crews continue shoulder widening and culvert replacements throughout the work zone.

Stowe – Morristown – Construction activities along VT 100 in Stowe and Morristown continue for a roadway reclamation project. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic and delays throughout the project limits, along with a roadway shift on Randolph Road near its intersection with Pucker Street.

Underhill – Cambridge – Paving and shoulder work along VT 15, with general center-line rumble strip installation to occur later in the week. Motorists should expect delays with one-way alternating traffic.

Washington – Barre Town – A paving project on Vt 110 from Washington Village to the Junction of 110 and 302. Travelers should anticipate areas of alternating one-way traffic with some delays.

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. Motorists can also expect alternating one-way traffic patterns near the roundabout of US 2 and VT 100 as crews pave the roadway.

West Rutland – Expect alternating one-way traffic and minor delays along Business Route 4 throughout the week as various operations are underway. Please be aware of new turn lanes and traffic configurations at the intersection of Business Route 4 and Route 4.

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