Road Watch


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

  • South Prospect from Maple to Ledge Drive
  • Pine Street from Pearl to Cherry
  • George Street
  • Peru Street
  • Loomis Street from North Prospect to North Willard
  • School Street
  • Weston Street

Work began Aug. 30 to repave South Winooski Avenue/U.S. Alternate Route 7. Road construction will begin at 7 a.m. on Shelburne Street at the Locust Street intersection and proceed north onto South Winooski Avenue. Construction will continue on South Winooski Avenue to King Street. Traffic flow will be maintained at all times with traffic control present. There will be parking bans. Motorists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone and observe speed limits. This project should be completed by the end of October.


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 that began 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

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 and lane closures on the exit 14W southbound ramp.

Signs are being installed along the shoulder of the exit 15 southbound on ramp regarding upcoming work to paint the bridge over the Winooski River and to shorten the on ramp.

Work to improve the exit 15 northbound ramp on I-89 in Winooski may cause traffic delays. Traffic delays are expected and 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.


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 mid-September.

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 two weeks.

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.


Construction on Pleasant Valley Road just north of Mountain Road will cause lane closures. Daily updates are available at


Weather permitting, final paving will begin at the intersection of Osgood Hill Road and proceed north. Motorists should be aware of ditch work from the “Greens” to the northern end of the project in Fairfax. Traffic control will be present and motorists should use extreme caution while driving through the work zone. This project is expected to be completed by Sept. 12.


Route 15 travel will be reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound near the exit 15 on and off ramps.


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