Road crews will be out in force this summer working on Vermont’s roads. Check “On The Road” each week to see which projects are underway, what conditions to expect and when the projects are expected to be complete—plus, helpful tips to keep you safe on the road. Roadwork information is provided by the Vermont Agency on Transportation. To learn more and view maps, visit www.511vt.com
Richmond: Bridge reconstruction on U.S. 2, temporary bridge in place. Completion expected Nov. 30.
South Burlington: Bridgework, including milling and paving on Interstate 189. Lane switching to westerly side. Completion expected at the end of June.
Burlington: Cherry and Church streets will be one lane at times, until May 29. Curbing will be underway on Pearl and St. Paul streets until the end of summer.
Colchester/South Burlington: Work on Route 2 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Some delays possible. Completion expected on July 26.
Barre: Big Dig work continues. Completion expected by the end of summer.
Berlin/Montpelier: Rock scaling on northbound I-89 between exits 7 and 8 until mid-October, right lane closed, no delays expected.
Randolph/Williamstown/Berlin: Bridgework on I-89 northbound between exits 4 and 6, reduced to one lane with speed restrictions. Completion expected by June 28.
Rutland: Paving with flaggers on site on Route 4, no reported delays. Completion expected on Aug. 19.
Hyde Park: Curb installation on VT 15, some delays. Completion expected in June.
Bradford: Paving on I-91 at exit 17. Completion expected on Sept. 28.
Danville: U.S. 2 work: Ongoing paving, with alternating one-way traffic. Completion expected in November.
St. Johnsbury: Work on U.S. 2 St. Johnsbury bridge over I-91. Expect traffic signals, merge early, no delays. Completion expected in September.
East Hardwick: Bridge work on VT 16, one lane. Completion expected on June 15.
Poultney: Short delays for paving project on VT 30, south of Poultney. Completion expected on Aug. 19.
Franklin County: Bridges on I-91 between exits 23 and 26 reduced to one lane in both directions, with multiple works zones. Completion expected in September.
Richmond/Waterbury: Construction is expected to begin soon on north- and southbound I-89, lasting until late summer.
Tip of the week:
Unnecessary idling not only wastes money and emits harmful exhaust chemicals, in some cases it is against the law.
In Vermont, it is illegal to leave an unattended car idling, even if you’re just popping into the store for a cup of coffee. The engine must be shut off. In addition, it is illegal for school buses to idle on school grounds. Burlington also has an ordinance restricting idling to three minutes or less. In Williston, measures are in place to limit idling on Department of Public Works vehicles.
Thirty seconds of idling uses the same amount of fuel that it takes to shut off and restart an engine.
For more information, visit www.idlefreevt.org.