On the ROAD

Road crews will be out in force this summer working on Vermont’s roads. Check
On the Road” 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 on Transportation. To learn more and view maps, visit


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. Lane switching to westerly side. 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/South Burlington: Work on Route 2 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Some delays possible. Completion expected on July 26.

Barre: New main being flushed on U.S. 302/Main Street. Use caution: very slippery due to rain. 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, no reported delays. Completion expected on Aug. 19.

Danville: U.S. 2 work: Ongoing paving, 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, merge early, no delays. Completion expected in September.

East Hardwick: Bridge work on VT 16, one lane. Completion expected on June 15.

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

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

Many Vermonters are still confused about using roundabouts, also known as rotaries and traffic circles.

Aside from always going around in a counterclockwise direction, the one rule to remember is to give way to any vehicle already in the roundabout. When entering the circle, yield to oncoming traffic, but do not stop if the way is clear. Once in the roundabout, you have the right of way.

Remember to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.