April 25, 2017

Chittendon County Roadwork

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission provided the following updates on anticipated roadwork in the region.

The Route 2 repaving project between Waterbury and Bolton will cause lane closures with alternating one lane travel. Traffic control will be present, and motorists should expect traffic delays.

Traffic on South Winooski Avenue between Main and College streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction due to work on a drainage project. Traffic may be slow and delayed at times.

Essex Junction
Woods End Drive is closed from Rivendell to Acorn Circle from Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for road construction. Properties in the construction zone will have access and the project should be completed by July 7.

Interstate 89 – Between Richmond and Colchester
Paving of north and southbound I-89 from Richmond to Colchester will cause lane closures and traffic delays through the end of August. Work is being done Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The speed limit is reduced to 55 miles per hour, and fines are doubled for speeding within the construction zone. Weather permitting, paving will continue northbound and there will be milling of the northbound on and off ramps from Exit 13 in South Burlington to Exit 15 in Colchester. Motorists should use extreme caution while driving through the construction areas.

Interstate 89 – Milton Lamoille River Bridges Project
The northbound right shoulder at the Milton Bridge is closed. Motorists should be aware of the possibility of unplanned lane closures to conduct maintenance during the week.

Construction at the intersection of Vermont Routes 2 and 117 and near the Park & Ride on Route 2 will cause traffic delays. Traffic control will be present.

Construction of a left turn lane from Route 7 onto Harrington Village in the Town of Shelburne may cause traffic delays. The project is located just north of the Falls Road/Route 7/Harbor Road intersection and traffic control will be present.

Road construction on Malletts Bay Avenue will cause occasional lane closures through July 1.

Motorists should be alert for litter pickup, street sweeping, guardrail repairs and pothole patching operations on the interstate and state roads.
For motorists travelling from Addison County
Repairs to the Route 7 Bridge over the New Haven River in New Haven will reduce traffic to one lane and motorists should expect delays.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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