May 28, 2020

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
  • Weston Street
  • St. Louis Street
  • Van Patten Street
  • Temple Street
  • Rockland Street

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

The South Winooski Avenue repaving project will involve paving of abutting side roads during the week, with possible driveway excavation that will cause no parking in those areas. Vehicles left in the signed “No Parking” areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. Through Friday, there will be additional roadwork on South Winooski Avenue starting at King Street and proceeding south to the end of the project. Traffic control will be present.


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


Construction begins this week to install traffic signals at the Ethan Allen Avenue intersection with Route 15 in Fort Ethan Allen. Later in the week, Ethan Allen Avenue will be limited to traffic entering the Fort, and exiting traffic will be detoured to the main Barnes Avenue intersection. There will also be periodic lane closures on Route 15. Work will be done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and this project will continue through mid-November.

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.


Traffic on the 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.


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.

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, there will be work on driveways and general cleanup work throughout the project limits on Route 128 north of the Westford Village to Fairfax.


Crews will continue replacing sidewalks along Route 15 near exit 15, causing various lane closures on Route 15 in both directions throughout the 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