On The Road – December 3, 2017
Thank you for your patience, understanding and your focus on safety. Tens of thousands of vehicles have passed through work zones safely this season. It is important to thank not only the motorists but also the construction crews and the flaggers for showing up every day, rain or shine, to get the job done on time. Please take a moment and thank the newspapers and media outlets that allow us to use the space to publish our weekly report.
By now, you know how much I enjoy traveling around our state. I have come to believe the words of Nisargadatta Maharaj: “Once you realize that the road is the goal, and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple. In itself an ecstasy.”
Be safe this winter.
•I-89 In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89. Expect day and night work. In Middlesex, single lane closures will slow traffic this month. 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 tree work going on this week. Look for a lane closure for this work. In Mid-December expect traffic signal work to delay traffic.
•VT 15 Hardwick, Walden and Danville has a long-term road improvement project that includes paving. Onsite traffic diversions should be expected again this month. Expect delays.
•VT 15A/Park Street in Morristown has a bridge project going on. No impact on traffic.
•US 2 Cabot/Danville has a road improvement project that will have little effect on traffic this month.
•US 2 in Middlesex has a bridge replacement project affecting traffic. Expect delays and lane closures all month in this work zone.
•VT 12 Elm Street in Montpelier has about half a day’s work to wrap-up this week. On Northfield Street/VT 12 pavement markings and punch list items with little impact on traffic.
•US 2 in East Montpelier, near VT 14 has a long-term project that will shut down for winter this week.
•VT 100B in Moretown has that long-term bridge project with traffic signals and one lane.
•US 7 in Brandon has a long-term construction project going on until February shut down. Expect occasional delays.