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Road Construction Report

 

 

AOT Road Construction Report - Week of 7/15/24 

  This weekly report is a list of planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont. Please remember to drive safely in all work zones. Lives depend on it.    

Interstates:   

I-89 Milton-St. Albans Town – Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. motorists will be reduced to one-lane southbound between Exit 19 and 18. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph within the construction area. Motorists should be aware fines are doubled when speeding through a construction zone.   

I-89 Richmond – Work continues on I-89 in Richmond south of Exit 11. Northbound traffic will be traveling in the southbound passing lane just south of Exit 11 (MM 75.45 to MM 76.79). The southbound passing lane is closed to southbound traffic just south of Exit 11 (MM 77.29 to MM 75.71). The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph in the work zone. Speed enforcement will be present, and fines will be doubled.     

I-89 Royalton – Work continues on the northbound and southbound I-89 bridges near Exit 3 in Royalton. A new traffic pattern is in effect until fall 2025. For southbound traffic, all vehicles will use the low-speed lane. For northbound traffic, all vehicles will cross over onto I-89 southbound and then back to I-89 northbound north of the bridges. Traffic using the I-89 northbound Exit 3 off-ramp will use the ramp crossover north of the bridges to the newly constructed I-89 northbound Exit 3 off-ramp. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph in the work zones on northbound and southbound I-89, and to 25 mph on the Exit 3 off-ramp. The speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph with a 14-foot height restriction under the bridges on VT 107.    

I-91 Bradford – The I-91 southbound permanent lane closure remains in place before Exit 16 for maintenance repairs of bridges. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is active through the work zone. 

I-91 Derby – Single-lane closures will be present on I-91 from Exit 28 to just south of Exit 27 in both directions while a paving project continues. 

I-91 Fairlee – A full closure of I-91 Southbound between Exits 16 and 15 will be in effect for the remainder of the summer. Vehicles must exit the interstate at Exit 16 and detour on U.S. 5 to Exit 15 in Fairlee. Temporary signals are in place on U.S. 5 in Fairlee. Delays may occur, particularly during morning and afternoon commuting hours. Rolling roadblocks on I-91 Northbound will be in effect Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

I-91 Springfield-Hartland – Multiple single-lane closures will be in place along I-91 southbound from north of Exit 9 to just south of Exit 7 while a paving project continues. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is in effect through the work zone. Motorists should watch for shifting traffic patterns and motorcyclists should continue to use caution on grooved and uneven surfaces.  

I-91 Westminster – A bridge deck replacement project is underway on I-91 over VT 121. A crossover is in effect with a speed reduction to 55 mph. Fines are doubled for speeding within the construction zone. VT 121 at the location of the bridges is limited to one-lane alternating traffic regulated by temporary signals Monday through Friday.  

State Highways:   

Bennington – There will be lane closures on VT 279 and US 7 to install new signs, remove old signs and foundations, and landscape disturbed areas.   

Bennington Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., motorists can expect intermittent lane closures with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on VT 67A, Silk Road, Matteson Road (Rice Lane), and College Drive to facilitate independent utility work.    

Berlin Temporary pavement markings are in place on Airport Road between the intersections with Granger Road and Piper Road. No other traffic impacts are planned on this paving project.  

Berlin-Barre Single-lane closures will be in place from the intersection with Airport Road to the intersection with U.S. Route 302. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. Motorists should be aware of grooved and uneven surfaces and the application of temporary pavement markings.   

Berlin-Barre Town – A paving project continues on VT 63. Single-lane closures will be in place. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times.  

Brattleboro-Hinsdale – Construction traffic will continue to enter and exit the work zone for the new bridge from VT 142 and Depot Street. The eastbound lane shift on VT/NH 119 shortly after passing over the twin bridges into New Hampshire remains in place with signs and barrels to assist vehicles through the work zone.  

Cambridge-Johnson – A resurfacing project is underway on VT 15. Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., motorists can expect moderate delays and alternating one-way traffic on VT 15 from just west of Hogback Road in Johnson to the VT 15/VT 108 junction in Cambridge.   

Colchester – Work is underway to improve the I-89 Exit 17 interchange and intersection of U.S. 2 and U.S. 7. Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., traffic on U.S. 2 west of the bridge over I-89 will be shifted to the southern side of the road. Traffic on U.S. 7 between the Shell Gas Station and Wiley Road will be shifted to the eastern side of the road. During off-peak hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 7. There is potential for a lane width reduction on the I-89 northbound off-ramp.  

Fairfield – The deck replacement continues on Bridge #6 on VT 36, 7.7 miles west of the VT 108 junction. The 28-day bridge closure continues. Motorists should follow the signed detour of VT 104 to VT 105 north to VT 108 in Enosburgh and south back to VT 36.  

Grafton A bridge replacement project is underway on VT 121 over the Saxtons River. Traffic signals are in place on either end of the bridge, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing alternating one-way traffic over the existing bridge. 

Hartford U.S. 5  Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18, during nighttime hours, motorists should expect delays with lane shifts and alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 5 between Bugbee Street and Highland Ave, from Bugbee Street to VT 14, and from North Main Street to the VA Cutoff Road. Monday through Friday during daytime hours, motorists should expect significant delays with lane shifts and alternating one-way traffic on U.S. 5 from the Hartford/Hartland town line to the VA Cutoff Road. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone.   

Hartford Bridge #7 – Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on VT 14 between Christian Street and Park Street near Bridge #7 over the White River and Town Highway 98. 

Hubbardton – A slope stabilization project continues on VT 30. The southbound lane is closed, and northbound and southbound traffic is routed onto the northbound lane. Monday thru Saturday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., motorists should expect to stop and be routed through the project by flaggers. Outside of working hours a temporary traffic signal will control traffic.  

Ludlow – The removal of Bridge 57 and the installation of a pedestrian bridge is underway on Mill Street. Pleasant Street at its junction with Mill Street is closed to all vehicle traffic. A detour routes vehicles from Pleasant Street to Elm Street, Main Street, and Pleasant Street Extension.  

Marshfield-Danville  Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., motorists can expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic patterns and moderate delays on U.S. 2 from the Plainfield/Marshfield town line to the VT 15 intersection in West Danville. Motorists should expect a gravel road surface when traveling on U.S. 2 from Marshfield Dam east toward West Danville. Flaggers and uniform traffic officers will assist motorists through the work zone.    

MontpelierSunday night through Friday morning from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and Monday morning through Friday night, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., motorists can expect traffic control with alternating one-way traffic at the U.S. 2/U.S. 302 roundabout continuing on U.S. 302 to the Montpelier/Berlin town line.  

Montpelier – Paving projects are progressing on Memorial Drive and Dog River Road. Flaggers will be present to provide alternating traffic patterns on Dog River Road. No work is planned for Memorial Drive.  

Morristown Motorists should expect occasional lane closures with flaggers during daytime hours on VT 15 in Morristown (MM 0.319-0.339) due to a culvert installation. The work is taking place between East Main Street in Hyde Park and Needles Eye Road in Morristown. Construction will be active at the inlet and outlet of the culvert. Motorists can expect occasional lane closures with flaggers during daytime hours and are advised to use caution when driving through the area.   

Northfield-Berlin Single-lane closures with alternating one-way traffic will be in place on VT 12 while a paving project continues.  

Pittsford – Motorists are traveling over the temporary bridge. Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic control will be present to allow for intermittent one-way alternating travel on U.S. 7.  

Pownal – Motorists should expect lane closures on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on U.S. 7 to install signs and trim vegetation for sign visibility.  

Quechee Gorge Bridge – The eastbound travel lane will be closed through fall 2024. Signal permits alternating travel over bridge. The trail at the bridge underpass is closed through fall 2025. The adjacent trail is open via a signed detour through the visitor center.  

Richmond – Traffic control will be present on U.S. 2 Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a single lane of alternating travel.  

Royalton – VT 14 remains closed to thru traffic from Vesper Road to Meadow Lane until Monday, July 29. The regional detour route is VT 14 to VT 107 and I-89 back to VT 14.   

RutlandA Class I highway resurfacing project is in progress. From Sunday at 7 p.m. to Friday at 7 a.m., motorists can expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers and uniformed traffic officers on U.S. 4 between Gleason Road and U.S. 7, and on U.S. 7 between Cold River Road and Lincoln Avenue between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Motorists traveling on these routes should expect grooved and uneven roadway surfaces with raised manhole structures.    

Swanton – The bridge on VT 78 between River Lane and Foundry Street is closed until July 29 for maintenance. Detour via South River Street, Beebe Road, and U.S. 7 (Grand Avenue).  

Woodstock A culvert replacement project is ongoing on U.S. 4 near Valley View Road. A temporary bypass road is in place. Motorists should expect flaggers stopping traffic as required to allow trucks to enter and exit the job site.  

Worcester  Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic maintained by traffic signals on the temporary bridge on VT 12 over the North Branch of the Winooski River. The speed limit over the temporary bridge has been reduced to 25 mph. The posted speed limit entering and exiting the work zone is 40 mph.  

Please note that many of our construction projects have dedicated public information professionals to help keep you informed. To see a list of contacts for specific projects and to sign up for weekly construction updates, visit our Construction Updates page.      

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