Road Construction Report

Excavation along Shelburne Street in Burlington, Vermont as crews work on constructing a new roundabout.

Week of May 16, 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.

Interstates 

I-89 Berlin – Motorists will encounter daily lane closures early in the week for permanent line striping near Exit 7. Please note that all work is weather dependent.

I-89 Brookfield – Montpelier – A resurfacing project continues in the southbound lanes between Exits 5 and 8. Operations will require lane reductions in the vicinity of active construction. A speed reduction to 55 mph will be enforced when lane closures are in effect. The Exit 7 on-ramp and the Exit 6 on and off-ramps will be closed mid-week for milling. Closures will occur after 7:00 p.m. Ramps will reopen by 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be sent to the next exit during closures.

I-89 Sharon – A bridge rehabilitation project is underway. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists; be aware of a work zone speed reduction.

I-89 White River Junction – Our partners at NHDOT are working on a multi-year bridge replacement project on I-89 over the Connecticut River. Motorists should expect lane and speed reductions over the bridge as crews begin placing structural steel.

I-91 Bradford – Motorists will encounter lane closures northbound near Exit 16 for preventative maintenance repair to bridges. A speed reduction to 55 mph is in place. Travelers on VT 25 will encounter one-way alternating traffic under the bridges as needed.

I-91 Fairlee – St. Johnsbury – Preventative maintenance repairs to multiple bridges along the interstate have reduced travel to one lane in each direction through construction zones: especially in the vicinity of Exit 15. Lane width and speed reductions are also in effect.

I-91 Lyndon – Barton – A resurfacing project is underway. Travelers can expect daily lane closures (Monday – Saturday) between Exits 23 - 25 during daytime construction hours (6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Speed is reduced to 55 mph in the work zone.

I-91 Ryegate – St. Johnsbury – A resurfacing project is underway. Motorists can expect a single lane closure along I-91 Northbound from Exit 18 and north to the project limits in St. Johnsbury as crews conduct guardrail panel replacement.

I-91 Weathersfield – A bridge deck replacement project continues at Exit 8. Lane and speed reductions are in effect in each direction as southbound traffic is merged to the northbound bridge using a crossover.

I-91 Westminster – A bridge deck replacement project over VT 121 is underway with daily left lane closures on I-91 in both directions. A speed reduction to 55 mph will be enforced when lane closures are in effect. Also expect daily lane closures on VT 121 under the bridges.

 

Around the State 

Addison – VT 125 remains closed just south of its intersection with VT 17 as crews work to rebuild the washed-out roadway. A signed detour utilizing VT 17 and VT 22A is in place.

Burlington, Shelburne Street Roundabout – Detour routes remain in place for motorists traveling along U.S. 7/Shelburne St. between Flynn Ave and Howard St. and on South Willard St. between Howard St. and Shelburne St.

The U.S. 7/Shelburne St. detour will divert traffic along Howard St., Pine St., and Flynn Ave to avoid delays and stoppages on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The South Willard St. detour will divert traffic along Howard St., St Paul St., and Shelburne St.

U.S. 7/Shelburne St. and South Willard St. will remain open to local traffic.

Burlington Waterfront – The AMTRAK/Greenway project continues. No impacts to vehicular traffic expected this week; a bike path detour remains in place.

Calais – A bridge replacement project is underway along VT 14 approx. 7.6 miles north of its intersection with U.S. 2. Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers during the day and a temporary signal at the bridge during non-work hours.

Castleton – A ledge project continues on VT 30 near Crystal Beach. Minimal traffic impacts expected.

Charlotte – South Burlington – There is a series of culvert replacements along U.S. 7. Motorists should expect areas of intermittent one-way alternating traffic between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. during weekdays.

Chelsea – Thetford – A resurfacing project continues on VT 113. Motorists should expect multiple traffic control packages with single lane closures and alternating one-way traffic as crews conduct milling on bridges and sideroads in Chelsea, ditching and clean-up in Vershire moving towards Chelsea, and continue signage and poll replacement in Chelsea moving towards Vershire Center.

Chester – A deck replacement project is underway on VT 103 just south of Smokeshire Rd. Speed and lane width reductions are in effect. Motorists should expect intermittent road stoppages and lane closures with alternating one-way traffic throughout the week for guardrail installation and line striping. Late next week, VT 103 bridge #16 is anticipated to close and traffic will be shifted to a temporary roadway and bridge.

Chester – Springfield – Multiple bridge replacement projects continue on VT 11 between VT 103 in Chester and VT 106 in Springfield. A roadway project is underway at this same location. Expect one-way alternating traffic at multiple points along this route, with minor delays in several locations.

Colchester – Essex – Work continues on a multi-use path project along VT 15. Motorists may encounter a lane closure westbound from Susie Wilson Rd. to Ethan Allen Ave and at the intersection with Barnes Ave. Expect traffic control within the work area(s) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the week.

Hardwick – A paving project is underway on VT 14 and VT 15. Paving will take place at night between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. This work is weather dependent. Motorists should expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic along VT 14 and VT 15 throughout the project area.

Hartford – Motorists should expect periodic lane closures with minimal traffic delays near the intersection of U.S. 4/U.S. 5 and VT 14 and the intersection of Bridge St. and Pine St. as crews continue signal work.

Johnson Morristown – A resurfacing project continues along VT 15 and VT 15A. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. along VT 15 and VT 15A. Motorists can also expect alternating one-way along VT 100 and at the Morristown Roundabout Monday night through Wednesday night, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Plan on delays and travel on milled pavement and gravel surfaces. 

Marshfield – Danville – A series of culvert rehabilitations and replacements continues along U.S. 2. Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic and delays in the area.

Montpelier – Berlin – A bridge deck replacement project is underway along U.S. 2 over the Winooski River at the Montpelier-Berlin town line. Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers as crews begin assembling a temporary bridge.

Montgomery – A set of bridge deck replacements continues along VT 118. Motorists will encounter one-lane 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 is closed through Fall 2022. 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 openings is in effect as of May 15, 2022. 

Pittsford – A roadway project along U.S. 7 is underway. One-way alternating traffic will be required throughout the week.

Plymouth – A paving project continues along VT 100. Contractors will be installing guardrail, resulting in one-lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Work will occur from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Monday - Friday.

Richmond – Bolton – Culvert replacements continue along U.S. 2. Motorists will encounter areas of one-way alternating traffic directed by flaggers during the week. Expect delays.

Shaftsbury – Paving this week along VT 7A from its intersection with VT 67 progressing north to Valley View Rd. Motorists should expect areas of one-way alternating traffic.

South Hero – An intersection improvement project is underway at U.S. 2 and VT 314. Motorists should expect speed reductions throughout the project area and lane closures with flagged alternating one-way traffic along U.S. 2 and VT 314 near the intersection.

Stockbridge – A slope stabilization project continues along VT 107 between its intersections with Stony Brook Rd. and Mt. Hunger Rd. Motorists can expect one-way alternating traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals in the project area.

Swanton – Highgate – A resurfacing project is underway along U.S. 7. Motorists will encounter traffic control and flaggers as crews begin paving operations. Drivers should exercise caution as they travel over rough milled surfaces.

Weathersfield – Milling along VT 131. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic directed by flaggers during the week.

Williston – Motorists will encounter lane shifts near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Industrial Ave for an ongoing intersection improvement project, with periodic traffic control on Industrial Ave from U.S. 2 to Avenue A.

Travelers can also expect flaggers and periods of alternating one-way traffic along VT 2A near its intersection with I-89 Exit 12 at variable intervals throughout the week.

Additionally, motorists may encounter one-way alternating traffic at the Muddy Brook Bridge along Kimball/Marshall Ave during the mid-week for paving.

Williston Park and Ride – Construction of a new park and ride facility along VT 2A near the I-89 Exit 12 interchange is underway. Periods of alternating traffic will be in effect on VT 2A throughout the week.

Wilmington – Brattleboro – A resurfacing project continues on VT 9. Motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic throughout the project limits as crews conduct asphalt milling in Marlboro and Wilmington, roadway excavation in Marlboro, roadway reclamation in Brattleboro moving towards Marlboro, and ditching activities in Marlboro.

Woodford – A ledge stabilization project is underway on VT 9. Intermittent traffic holds throughout the week, including a 15-minute traffic hold mid-week 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: please lower speeds when coming down the hill into the project area. A speed reduction to 35 mph is in place.

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