Current Travel Issues in Scenic Vt.


 

On The Road – November 11, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Resorts have been full speed ahead with the snow guns, and mountains already are welcoming skiers.

In the mornings, I see folks playing peek-a-boo through little holes in the windshield frost.

Let’s remember some important winter preparations: Snow tires, blankets, sand, extra hats and gloves tucked away in the vehicle.

Frost on the road early in the morning can be a quick wake-er-upper. Plan on extra time to get to where you are going. Remember that bridges freeze before roads. Please make sure your roof and tailgate racks are fashioned securely, and clear your windshield.

Peek-a-boo is fun with grandchildren, but not on the highway.

Interstates

I-89 In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89 this week. U-turn work continues in Milton during non-peak hours and may create short delays. Expect day and night work. In Middlesex, single lane closures will slow traffic this week.  Look for single lanes and reduced speed again this week.

 

I-91: The left lane southbound in Springfield will be closed, affecting traffic. Ryegate northbound and southbound lanes are reduced to one lane this week. Slow down and use caution in these work zones.

Across the state

US 2 from Williston to South Burlington and VT 2A in Williston will have more nighttime work between 7pm and 6am. There should be no impact on traffic this week.

US 7/VT 2 in Colchester will have delays again this week. Look for alternating one-lane traffic in multiple work zones. Expect delays.

VT 15 Hardwick, Walden and Danville has a long-term road improvement project that includes paving. Onsite traffic diversions should be expected again this week. Expect delays.

VT 15A/Park Street in Morristown has a bridge project going on. Expect minor delays.

US 2 Cabot/Danville has bridgework, and road alignment work will affect traffic. Look for a traffic shift this week. Alternating one-lane traffic in multiple work zones will cause delays.

 

VT 2B from Danville to St. Johnsbury will have lane closures and delays for a road improvement project. Traffic could be shifted to the new alignment later this week. Only minor delays this week.

In Warren, the Lincoln Gap Road between Warren and Lincoln is closed for the winter.

US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Expect delays and lane closures in this work zone.

VT 12/Northfield Street in Montpelier will have paving going on in the middle of the week

US 2 in East Montpelier, near the VT 14 has a long-term project affecting traffic this week. Expect a 25 mph speed limit in this work zone. Lane closures and alternating one-lane traffic with delays.

VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.

VT 12A in Roxbury. Look for multiple work zones with alternating one-lane traffic in this project area. All work will be weather dependent. Expect delays all week.

VT 100 in Granville has paving and subbase repair this week. Lane closures during the day north of the Granville Town Hall on the west side of VT 100. Roadwork will affect traffic.

VT 12 Randolph to Braintree has a road improvement project that includes paving. Expect lane closures and short delays.

VT 244 in Fairlee has slope stabilization work causing minor delays.

US 7 Charlotte/Ferrisburgh will get some more clean-up work this week. Line striping and traffic signs work weather permitting Alternating one-lane traffic will cause delays in this work zone.

VT 116 between Bristol and Starksboro will see delays again this week. Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays all week as crews clean up short projects.

VT 73 in Rochester has a project slowing traffic. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays in this work zone.

US 7 in Brandon has a long-term construction project going on until February shut down. Expect delays.

VT 112 in Halifax has a culvert project in multiple locations. Expect delays.

Safe travels!

 

On The Road
11/20/17
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to be sitting around the table eating, talking and laughing. It is a time of year when we can give thanks for so many things. As a boy, I was thankful for the white meat and gravy. As I grew older and started to lose family members, I was thankful for those who were still with me and for the time I had with those who were gone. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Thanksgiving Eve has become one of the biggest alcohol consumption days. It makes sense; college students are home, folks have time off from work and people travel a lot to be with loved ones. This year almost half of the fatal crashes in Vermont have involved Impaired Driving. I want you all to have a safe and happy holiday. My after dinner tips include: It is acceptable to take food home (do not put leftovers in your pocket); please make sure you are awake, alert and sober when it is time to go home. Remember it is not against the law to loosen a belt a notch or two after Thanksgiving dinner in Vermont.

Interstates
I-89 In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89 this week. Expect day and night work. In Middlesex, single lane closures will slow traffic this week. Look for single lanes and reduced speed again this week.

I-91 The left lane southbound in Springfield will be closed, affecting traffic. Ryegate northbound and southbound lanes are reduced to one lane this week. Slow down and use caution in these work zones.

Around the State
US 7/VT 2 in Colchester will have some small projects this week. Look for alternating one-lane traffic in work zones. Expect short delays.

US 2 & 2A in Williston will have signal work causing delays this week.

VT 15 Hardwick, Walden and Danville has a long-term road improvement project that includes paving. Onsite traffic diversions should be expected again this week. Expect delays.

VT 15A/Park Street in Morristown has a bridge project going on. Expect minor delays.

US 2 Cabot/Danville has bridgework, and road alignment work will affect traffic. Look for a traffic shift this week. Alternating one-lane traffic in multiple work zones will cause delays.

VT 2B from Danville to St. Johnsbury will have lane closures and delays for a road improvement project. Traffic could be shifted to the new alignment later this week. Only minor delays this week.

In Warren, the Lincoln Gap Road between Warren and Lincoln is closed for the winter.

US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Expect delays and lane closures in this work zone.

VT 12/Northfield Street in Montpelier will get some clean up and drainage work this week. The project is set to close for the winter soon.

US 2 in East Montpelier, near VT 14 has a long-term project affecting traffic this week. Expect a 25 mph speed limit in this work zone. Lane closures and alternating one-lane traffic with delays.

VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.

VT 12A in Roxbury. Look for multiple work zones with alternating one-lane traffic in this project area. Mostly clean-up projects this week. Expect delays all week.

US 7 Charlotte/Ferrisburgh will get some more clean-up work this week. Line striping and traffic signs work, weather permitting. Alternating one-lane traffic will cause delays in this work zone.

VT 116 between Bristol and Starksboro will see delays again this week. Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays all week as crews clean up short projects.

VT 73 in Rochester has a project slowing traffic. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays in this work zone.

US 7 in Brandon has a long-term construction project going on until February shut down. Expect delays.

VT 112 in Halifax has a culvert project in multiple locations. Expect delays.

Safe Travels!

Brent Curtis is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation. Brent.curtis@vermont.gov
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