October 28, 2016

Road Watch


Road construction will reduce traffic to one lane at times on the following Burlington streets:

  • South Prospect from Maple to Ledge Drive
  • Jackson Court
  • Harrington Terrace
  • Main Street from Battery to St. Paul
  • Pine Street from Maple to Bank
  • Pine Street from Pearl to Cherry
  • St. Paul from Bank Street to College
  • St. Paul from Pearl to Cherry
  • George Street
  • Peru Street
  • Loomis Street from North Prospect to North Willard
  • School Street
  • Weston Street
  • North Prospect Street from North Avenue to Riverside
  • Barrett Street
  • Colchester Avenue from the Winooski Bridge to Barrett Street, milling scheduled for Aug. 19 and 20


Work on Holy Cross Road will continue until mid-October. Traffic control will be present when required.


Sidewalk construction on Route 15 eastbound between Sunset Drive to the Price Chopper Plaza entrance will cause lane closures and occasional traffic delays. Traffic control is present, and this project should be completed by Sept. 1.

Essex Junction

Work on Pearl Street between the main gate of the fairgrounds and the intersection with the post office will last through Nov. 1. Most of the work will be between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with occasional night work possible. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with traffic control present.

South Summit Street is CLOSED from Pearl Street to Cherry Street from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for road construction. Traffic will be detoured, and traffic control will be present. To accommodate school traffic beginning Sept. 1, South Summit Street will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and then from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. This project is expected to be completed by Oct. 5.

Interstate 89

Drivers should be aware of construction activity near the exit 14W northbound ramp.

Work to improve the exit 15 northbound ramp on I-89 in Winooski may cause traffic delays. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes if possible.


Sidewalk construction on Route 15 from Lawrence Heights to Griswold Street will cause periodic lane closures through September.


Construction of the West Milton Road near the Lamoille River will reduce traffic to one lane. Traffic control will be present, and this project is expected to last until the end of August.


Work under the deck of the Interstate 89 bridge over U.S. 2 will reduce the overhead clearance on U.S. 2 to 14 feet and 6 inches. Motorists should also be aware of workers at the sides of the road. This project should be completed by Sept. 1.

Work painting the I-89 bridge over Jericho Road near the elementary school will reduce traffic on Jericho Road in that area to one lane for the next week.

Utility companies working in the area of the Checker House Bridge on U.S. 2 may reduce traffic to one lane at times for the next several months.

South Burlington

No parking is allowed on Airport Drive in front of the airport to accommodate delivery of large construction materials. This parking restriction is in effect Monday through Friday until Oct. 8.

Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the main entrance to the Holiday Inn on Williston Road during the day.

Road construction on San Remo Drive will reduce traffic to one lane at times.


Pleasant Valley Road just north of Mountain Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Through Aug. 24, a section of Route 128 will be closed due to a culvert replacement north of the Westford Village “Greens.” Traffic will be detoured onto Cambridge Road, Westford/Toot Road, Fairfax to Route 104, and back onto Route 128. In addition, paving in Westford Village proceeding to the intersection of Vermont routes 128 and 104 will cause lane closures and short traffic delays. Traffic control will be present, and motorists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. This project is expected to be completed by Sept. 12.


Crews will be working along the eastbound shoulder of Route 15 near exit 15 during mid-week.


Motorists should be alert for bridge washing and mowing along all county roads. Minor traffic delays should be expected.

For additional information, contact Administrative Advantage at 802-872-9757. More information on current activities at the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization is available online at www.ccmpo.org.


  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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