On The Road – August 14, 2017
Aug. 20 through Aug. 26 is Vermont Clean Water Week. This statewide celebration is brought to you by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
There will be a Rain Garden Workshop in Castleton, Natural Shoreline Erosion Control Workshop, a Life Underwater Public Boat Trip in Burlington, and a Green Storm water Bicycle Tour in Rutland City. It’s “All In for Clean Water.”
For registration and a schedule of events go to http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/cwi/clean-water-week. I remember the words of Samuel T. Coleridge: “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”
•I-89: Colchester to Swanton will get final paving northbound and southbound to the Lamoille Bridge between 6 pm to 6 am this week, weather permitting. One lane of travel will be maintained. In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. There will be no lane closures during morning and afternoon commuting hours. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89 this week. Expect day and night work with median projects causing reduced speeds and lane restrictions. In Middlesex, drivers should expect more northbound and southbound lane closures and slower speed limits near the US 2 overpass.
•I-91: Northbound in Lyndon the right lane and shoulder will be closed for ledge removal. Rockingham bridges northbound and southbound are reduced to one lane in the construction zone. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week.
Around the state
•VT 78 Highgate has a culvert replacement project.
•VT 242 in Jay has a bridge replacement project. Motorists should expect a one-lane road with traffic light. Lane restricted to 12’ in width.
•US 5 in Coventry has a ledge removal project that closed the road for 30 days, which began on July 24. Look for detour signs.
•VT 100 in Lowell will have a paving and cold planing project starting at the Lowell/Eden town line going to the Westfield town line. Expect delays.
•US 5 in Lyndon has a signal update project causing short delays.
•US 5 in Waterford is scheduled to be closed August 7 and 8 north of Smith Road.
•US 7 in Colchester at VT 2A and VT 127 intersections is closed. Detour is in place. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.
•US 2 from Williston to South Burlington and VT 2A in Williston have a nighttime paving project that will affect traffic between 7pm and 6am.
•Essex Junction roadwork on Park, Lincoln, Pearl Streets and VT 15 will cause delays in these work zones.
•US 2 in Richmond has a bridge project that has closed US 2. The bridge is located next to the intersection of Snipe Ireland Road. Look for detour signs.
•VT 15A/Park Street in Morristown is reduced to alternating one-lane traffic this week. Expect delays.
•US 2 Cabot/Danville has reduced speed limits for a multiyear road project. Short delays should be expected.
•US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Alternating one-lane traffic this week. Expect delays.
•Montpelier: Milling on Elm Street/ VT 12 begin on August 14 all the way to the Middlesex Town line. Spring Street could get some night work this week depending on weather. Day work will continue on Northfield Street with alternating one-lane traffic causing delays. Motorists are asked to use the detour around the work zone.
•US 2 in East Montpelier will see excavation near the VT 14 bridge. This work will be done during off-peak traffic hours. Motorists will encounter night work between 7pm and 7am. Expect delays during work hours.
•North Main Street, Washington Street and Maple Avenue in Barre City have paving projects. Day work will have minimal impact on traffic. Night work will include final paving and line striping on US 302.
•VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.
•VT 63 in Berlin and Barre Town has a resurfacing project with lane closures. Expect delays.
•VT 64 from Northfield to Williamstown has roadwork causing lane closures. Delays likely.
•VT 12A from Granville town line to Northfield has a road improvement project. Look for multiple work zones with alternating one-lane traffic in this project area. Expect delays.
•VT 110 in Chelsea has a bridge rehabilitation project with occasional lane closures.
•VT 25B in Bradford remains closed. Work on Bradford Bridge #1 near the intersection of VT 125 will require traffic to take alternate routes. Look for signage with directions.
•US 7 Charlotte, Middlebury-Ferrisburgh is finishing up. Delays should still be expected in Charlotte work zones. More roadwork on US 7 in Charlotte up to Church Hill Road will reduce the northbound lanes for one week. Expect delays.
•VT 116 (Hinesburg Road) in South Burlington is closed to through traffic for roadwork. A temporary bridge is in place for pedestrians and bicyclists.
•Middlebury Main Street/VT 30 has temporary bridges being installed. Main Street is open to all travelers.
•New Haven, Campground Road has a rail-crossing project requiring alternating one-lane traffic.
•VT 73 in Rochester has a paving project slowing traffic. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays in this work zone.
•US 5 Rockingham/Springfield has paving activities from the intersection of VT 11 and US 5 all the way to the intersection of VT 103 and US 5. Alternating one-lane traffic and reduced speed limits will cause delays.
•VT 100A in Plymouth is closed daily from 8am – 4pm. This closure will last until August 25. The closure is for a slope stabilization project.
•VT 73 in Orwell has a bridge deck project that has closed the road until August 20, 2017. Look for posted detour.
•US 4 Rutland to Farm Road in Killington has a paving and culvert project. Slope and culvert work will slow traffic again this week. Motorists should expect alternating one-lane traffic.
•VT 103 in Ludlow will have alternating one-lane traffic for a bridge replacement project. Expect delays.
•VT 9 Bennington/Wilmington has a 23-mile long paving project affecting traffic this week.