May 26, 2018

Road Watch


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

• Peru Street

• George Street

• Prospect Hill

• Colchester Avenue

• Pomeroy Street

• Colonial Street

• Loomis Street

• School Street

• Weston Street

• St. Louis Street

Road construction on Colchester Avenue from Prospect Street to Nash Street will run through Oct. 15. Traffic delays are expected.

Work on drainage and manholes on South Winooski Avenue starting at King Street through the end of the project limit may cause traffic delays but there will be no road closures during the week. Traffic control will be present.


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

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, but motorists may experience short traffic delays.

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, 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

There will be lane and shoulder closures at various places between exits 10 and 16 northbound and southbound through Oct. 30.

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

Southbound traffic approaching exit 15 should stay in the left lane due to work painting the bridge over the Winooski River and to shorten the exit 15 on ramp. The speed limit is reduced to 50 mph in this area. This project will continue through the end of October.

Work to improve the exit 15 northbound ramp on Interstate 89 in Winooski may cause minimal traffic delays.


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


Traffic on West Milton Road near the Lamoille River will be reduced to one lane due to road construction. Traffic control will be present, and this project will continue through Oct. 1.


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, 6 inches. Motorists should also be aware of workers at the sides of the road.

There will be work on the Checker House Bridge on U.S. 2 during the week. On Thursday, bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane and the remaining lane will be only 8 feet wide. Motorists can expect long delays at times and alternate routes are suggested.

Utility companies working in the area of the Checker House Bridge on U.S. 2 and on the north side of U.S. 2 from French Hill to the Winooski River Bridge 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 until Oct. 8 to accommodate the delivery of large construction materials.

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 is open for two-lane traffic but the travel will be rough until the road is repaved in October. Motorists should be aware of construction and utility vehicles and people working along the side of the road in the work zone.


Weather permitting, on Sept. 18 there will be line striping throughout the project limits. During the week, weather permitting, there will be paving of tie-ins and abutting driveways throughout the project limits along with general cleanup work.


Culvert repair on South Road near the entry from Oak Hill Road may cause minimal traffic delays. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles in this area.


Crews will be working on Route 15 near exit 15 throughout the week. The project will include various lane closures on Route 15 from exit 15 on-ramp to Florida Avenue.

County wide

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

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