January 19, 2019

On the ROAD

Road crews will be out in force this summer working on Vermont’s roads. Check this section 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 of Transportation. To learn more and view maps, visit www.511vt.com


Current work

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. Use extreme caution. 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: Gravel road maintenance and painting will be underway throughout town, with traffic controllers in place. The date of completion is unknown.

Barre: New main being flushed on U.S. 302/Main Street. The project is moving quickly. 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, short delays expected. Completion expected on Aug. 19.

Danville: U.S. 2 work: Paving is beginning, 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, 40 mph speed limit, merge early, no delays. Completion expected in September.

Poultney: Delays for paving project on VT 30, south of Poultney. Completion expected on Aug. 19.

Fairfield: Road closure on Route 36 due to bridge problems, detour will be in place. Work is expected to last until May 29.

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.


Upcoming projects

Richmond/Waterbury: Construction is expected to begin soon on north- and southbound I-89, lasting until late summer.


Safety tip of the week

The Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign is set for May 20 to June 3.

The campaign is part of a joint effort by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to increase the seatbelt usage rate throughout the state.

The campaign begins in the wake of several recent fatal crashes in which motorists were not wearing their seat belts.

Motorists should expect checkpoints daily and officers will watch traffic very closely in work zones. Buckle up, focus on safety and put down the cell phone.

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