State parks are opening, summertime attractions are geared up for tourists and a host of activities are bringing travelers to every corner of our state. In week number four we will feature current projects, rolling road block information and a park and ride weekend closure.
Locally, there will be more bridge work in Brattleboro between exits 2 and 3. Northbound traffic is relocated to the southbound bridge. Reduced speeds will cause some delays during commuter traffic hours.
Route 9 in Marlboro has a bridge project that will send traffic onto a temporary bridge.
I-91 has a paving project between St. Johnsbury and Lyndon in both the north and southbound lanes. Speed restrictions and lane reductions will cause some delays in this work zone. In Barnet bridge work on the southbound side will slow traffic. In Windsor work continues on a bridge removal project. Northbound traffic will be crossed over to the southbound lane with speed restrictions. Rolling road blocks in both lanes will be utilized between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, Thursday June 12, and Monday, June 16.
I-89 projects affecting traffic this week include a lane closure at Exit 19 in St. Albans. Bridge work in Milton where the north and southbound bridges will require reduced speeds and lane restrictions. Night paving between Richmond and Colchester is going on between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday night. Speed restrictions will slow traffic throughout this work zone. More milling and paving southbound between Berlin and Brookfield will reduce speed and leave scarified pavement in the work zone. Short delays should be expected.
Route 5 between Lyndon and St. Johnsbury continues to have a paving project with alternating one-lane traffic in the work zone. Delays in this project area should be expected especially morning and afternoon commutes.
Route 100 at the Morristown Airport will have increased truck traffic on the road due to a renovation project at the airport. Traffic delays should be expected during construction hours.
Route 2 in South Burlington will have road construction between East Avenue and the I-89 ramps. Sunday, June 8, there will be lane closures and road work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Regular work hours (Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will resume after June 8.
The Richmond Park and Ride will be closed for paving from Friday night, June 13, at 8 p.m. until Monday morning, June 16, at 6 a.m. Vehicles remaining in the lot on Saturday, June 14, at 5 a.m. will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Route 2 between Waterbury and Bolton will be alternating one-way traffic due to a paving project. Crews will be removing concrete slabs and working on guardrails in the work zone. Drivers should expect delays.
Route 7 in New Haven will be reduced to one lane for fascia repair this week. Drivers should expect lane closures with signals.
Route 73 in Rochester is scheduled to have four bridge projects this summer. Lane reductions and portable signals should be expected.
Night work continues in Rutland from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. On Woodstock Avenue, sidewalk work will slow traffic from time to time. Signal work will require lane closures along South Main Street.
On Route 12 in Woodstock, bridge 19 will be reduced to one lane with delays during commuting hours.
It won’t be long before school is out and children, bicycles and outdoor enthusiasts will be enjoying our beautiful state. Remember to focus on safety and put the cell phone down.
Brent H. Curtis is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.