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Road Construction Report

A milling machine grinds pavement along Interstate 91 between Barton and Derby, VT.

AOT Road Construction Report

Week of 5/20/24

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 - A paving project on Interstate 89 begins at the bridge over the Lamoille River in Milton and extends to Exit 19 in St. Albans Town, all lanes northbound and southbound. Motorists will encounter northbound single lane closures Sunday, 5/19, through Thursday, 5/23, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for milling and Monday through Wednesday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for paving. Motorists will encounter scarified pavement. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph within the work zone.

I-89 Richmond - Motorists will encounter a single lane closure for both Interstate 89 Northbound and Southbound passing and travel lanes Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

I-89 Royalton - On Monday, 5/20, a low speed lane closure will be in effect on Interstate 89 Southbound, which will then be switched to a high speed lane closure later in the day. Once in effect, the high speed lane closure will remain permanently until fall 2025 on I-89 northbound and southbound. There will be some traffic diversions and minor delays on VT 107, and the speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph.

I-91 Bradford - A permanent, single lane closure has been established on Interstate 91 Southbound near Exit 16 for maintenance repairs to bridges. Daily, single lane closures will be implemented on I-91 Northbound. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is in place through the work zone.

I-91 Derby - Tuesday, 5/21, through noon on Friday, 5/24, motorists traveling either direction on Interstate 91 should expect single lane closures with shifting traffic patterns. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph is in place. Motorcycles should use caution on grooved surfaces.

I-91 Fairlee - A full closure of both southbound lanes of Interstate 91 is in effect between Exits 16 and 15 in Fairlee. All southbound traffic must exit the interstate at Exit 16 and detour along U.S. Route 5 to Exit 15 in Fairlee. Expect delays along the detour route in the mid-afternoon hours when school lets out for the day. Rolling roadblocks are planned for 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily in the northbound lanes. Expect slowing of traffic and delays when rolling roadblocks are in effect.

I-91 Westminster - A bridge deck replacement project on I-91 over Vermont Route 121 is underway. On the interstate, northbound traffic has been diverted to the southbound barrel, resulting in one lane of travel in each direction. A speed reduction is in place. Single lane traffic regulated by temporary signals is in place on Vermont Route 121 at the location of the bridges.

 

 

State Highways:

Bennington - Removal and replacement of overhead signs will occur along U.S. Route 7 and VT 279 during the week of 5/20. This work will be performed at night, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. High speed and low speed lane closures will be in effect as necessary, and may also be utilized during the day in the shoulders and slow lane. Signage in and around the Bennington Welcome Center on U.S. 7 and VT 279 will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Bennington-Pownal

  • Weather permitting, repairs to bridge joints on VT 279 will continue between 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Motorists should be aware of flaggers and exercise caution when driving through in this area. Motorists should expect lane closures near repair work. Please exercise caution while driving through this area.
  • Weather permitting, work on replacing signage on U.S. Route 7 will continue. There may be lane closures from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as neccessary to safely perform the work.

Bradford-Ryegate - Single lane closures will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24, along U.S. Route 5 from Bradford to Reygate.

Brattleboro-Gilford - Single lane closures along Interstate 91 Northbound from Brattleboro to Gilford will be in effect Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Brattleboro-Hinsdale - Construction vehicles will continue to enter and exit the work zone along VT 142 and Depot Street. Motorists traveling eastbound on VT/NH 119 should expect a newly line-striped lane shift shortly after passing over the twin bridges into New Hampshire. Signs and barrels are in place to assist vehicles through the work zone.

Cambridge-Johnson - A resurfacing project is underway along VT 15 in Cambridge and Johnson. Monday, 5/20 through Friday, 5/24, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., motorists can expect moderate delays and three traffic control packages with alternating one-way traffic on VT 15 within the project limits from the VT15/VT108 junction in Cambridge to just east of the VT 100C intersection. In observance of Memorial Day, crews will be off-site on Friday, 5/24, by 12:00 p.m.

Colchester - Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., motorists can expect lane shifts along U.S. Route 7 between the Shell Gas Station and its intersection with Wiley Road to facilitate independent utility work. In observance of Memorial Day, crews will be off-site on Friday by 12:00 p.m.

Coventry - Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on VT 14 over Stony Brook near the junction with VT 100 in Coventry.

Fairfax-St. Albans - Paving has begun on VT 104 between Fairfax and St. Albans. Next week, paving will progress south towards Fairfax. Motorists can expect delays and alternating one-way traffic during daytime hours.

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

Hartford

  • Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., multiple concrete mixers will be moving in and out of the project area at either end of the bridge on VT Route 14 and Mill Road in Hartford. Motorists can expect minimal traffic impacts.
  • From Sunday, 5/19, to Friday, 5/24, night work will occur on the northern end of the project on U.S. Route 5 between Hewitt Street and Bugbee Street and to the intersection of U.S. Route 5, U.S. Route 4, and VT 14. Motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • From Monday, 5/20, to Friday, 5/24, during daytime hours, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on U.S. Route 5 beginning near the Hartford and Hartland town line to the intersection of the on-ramps for I-91 South and I-89 on-ramps. Flaggers and Uniformed Traffic Officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone during nighttime and daytime work.

Irasburg - Bridge 129 over Black River on VT 14 in Irasburg reopened on Monday, 5/13 at 6:30 p.m. At least one day during the week of Monday, 5/20, and Friday, 5/24, motorists can expect alternative one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on Bridge 129 over the Black River on VT 14 in Irasburg.

Ludlow - The removal of Bridge 57 and the installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Black River 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 along Elm Street, and Main Street to Pleasant Street Extension.

Marshfield-Danville - Monday, 5/20, through Friday, 5/24 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., motorists can expect lane closures with alternating one-way traffic and delays on U.S. 2 from the Plainfield town line through Marshfield Village. Flaggers and Uniform Traffic Officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone.

Montpelier - Monday, 5/20 through Friday, 5/24, between 7:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m., motorists can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers in place to assist motorists throughout the project limits along U.S. Route 2 between the Bailey Ave intersection on U.S. 2 moving east to the Berlin/Montpelier town line, and along U.S. 302 from the Middlesex/Montpelier town line moving east to the Memorial Drive intersection. Work will also be conducted at the U.S. Route 2 and U.S. Route 302 intersection, moving east to the Montpelier/Berlin town line.

Morristown - Motorists should expect occasional lane closures using flaggers during daytime hours due to a culvert installation on VT 15 in Morristown (MP 0.319 to MP 0.339). Construction will be active at the inlet and outlet of the culvert. Motorists can expect occasional lane closures using flaggers during daytime hours and are advised to use caution when driving through the area.

Northfield-Berlin - Multiple single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic will be in place throughout the length of a paving project on VT 12 between Northfield and Berlin. Motorcyclists should continue to use caution on roughened surfaces and all motorists should expect delays. There will be no traffic impacts after noon on Friday, 5/24, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Pittsford - A bridge replacement project on U.S. Route 7 at the intersection of VT 3 is underway. Motorists can expect traffic control present on U.S. 7, allowing for intermittent one-way of alternating travel between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday until noon.

Poultney - A full closure to all traffic of Bridge 7 at the intersection of Thrall Road and River Street will begin at 8:00 a.m., Monday, 5/20, and end at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 5/25. A local, signed detour utilizing VT 30 and VT 140 will be implemented.

Quechee Gorge Bridge - The eastbound travel lane of the Quechee Gorge Bridge is closed through October and November of 2024. New travel patterns include alternating travel controlled by a traffic signal and a concrete barrier to separate motorists from workers.

Richmond - The replacement of Bridge #29 along U.S. Route 2 over Interstate 89 continues this week. Drivers may encounter periodic lane closures with traffic control present to allow for one lane of alternating travel.

Richmond-Bolton - A roadway resurfacing project continues along U.S. Route 2. Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. motorists can expect traffic control present allowing for alternating single lane travel on U.S. 2 between Kenyon Road and Lemroy Court. Minimal daytime traffic interruptions.

Royalton - Work resumes on the Royalton VT-14 bridge realignment project. There will be minimal traffic delays.

Rutland

  • Sunday, 5/19, through Thursday, 5/23, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., motorists can expect lane closures, uneven surfaces, and delays on U.S. Route 4 between Gleason Road and U.S. Route 7, and on U.S. 7. Flaggers and UTOs will be on-site to assist with traffic control, including intermittent alternating one-way traffic.
  • Work is continuing on the signal replacement taking place at U.S. Route 7 and Cold River Rd. Motorists can expect daily lane closures as needed with a Uniformed Traffic Officer and flaggers assisting traffic. New concrete curb has been installed on the west side of the intersection with continuing work on new curb for the east side the rest of this week and early next followed by new sidewalk.

Rutland-Fairhaven - Crack sealing operations are underway on U.S. Route 4 Westbound from Rutland to the New York state line. Single lane closures are to be expected during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

St. Albans-Sheldon - A resurfacing project is underway along VT 105 in St Albans to Sheldon Mile Marker 2.0. Motorists can expect moderate delays with alternating one-way traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

 

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