On the road
As we say goodbye to the last days of summer, the infamous yellow school buses will start to appear on roads around the state. Every year young riders on the bus are anxious to get home to family, pets and playtime. Remember: There is never a good reason to pass a school bus that is stopped with red lights flashing. Young people can dart out at any time in their haste to get home.
I-89 bridgework in Milton will slow traffic during commuting hours and may include occasional rolling roadblocks. Paving on I-89 between Richmond and Colchester continues between 7pm and 6am Sunday through Thursday. Milling will begin at Exit 16 north and southbound ramps along with the southbound ramps from Exit 15 through Exit 12. Daytime paving between Berlin and Brookfield will cause short delays.
I-91 projects include the paving in both directions between St. Johnsbury and Lyndon (Exits 23 and 21). Paving from Fairlee to Newbury will slow traffic. In Windsor a bridge project directs northbound traffic into the southbound lane with a reduced speed limit. In Brattleboro another bridge project between Exits 2 and 3 relocates northbound traffic to the southbound bridge. Drivers should expect delays, especially northbound on Friday afternoon and southbound on Sunday afternoon.
Route 105 in Richford continues with a paving project.
Route 108 in Enosburg has a paving project.
Route 111 between Morgan and Brighton finds a paving project that will slow traffic.
Route 15 in Hyde Park will have more box culvert work.
Route 12 between Elmore and Morristown will be one-way traffic because of a paving project. Surface materials could be kicked up and damage windshields and even puncture tires in this work zone.
US 5 between Lyndon and St. Johnsbury is still getting some paving. Delays should be expected in this work zone.
US 2 from Burlington to South Burlington is in the middle of road construction. Short delays can be expected.
US 2 between Waterbury and Bolton has alternating one-lane traffic in place for a paving project. Drivers should expect delays and should drive slowly and cautiously through this work zone and expect Saturday paving. The intersection of US 2 and Route 100 in Waterbury has a new traffic pattern for a roundabout project. Motorists must follow signs as well as flaggers in this work zone. West of the intersection, on US 2, crews will be installing new water lines. Expect delays in these work zones.
Route 14 in Jockey Hollow is having a box culvert installed.
Route 107 between Stockbridge and Bethel will be in the middle of a paving project that leaves a loose surface which can damage windshields and tires if a vehicle is traveling too fast. Expect delays.
In Rutland lane re-configuration on Washington Street will slow traffic. Drivers should expect day and nighttime work on South Main Street. Business Route 4 will get some ramp installations for ADA compliance.
Route 30 in Winhall is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs.
Route 100 work in Wilmington includes work on Bridges 34 and 35. Expect lane closures.
Safe travels everyone.
Brent H. Curtis is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
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