Construction Alert Week of July 28
Anticipated work for the weekend and the week beginning July 28, 2014
The Route 2 repaving project between Waterbury and Bolton will cause lane closures with alternating one lane travel during the week. Crews will also be working on Saturday, July 26 between Little River Road and Bolton. Traffic control will be present, and motorists should expect traffic delays.
Motorists should be aware of paving operations on Appletree Point Road, Balsam Street, Farrington Parkway, Vest Haven Drive, Wildwood and Leddy Park Road through August 15. One way travel will be maintained, but delays are expected in and out of Leddy Park during the work.
Paving on Route 15 between Butlers Corners in Essex north to just past Browns Trace Road in Jericho will cause one lane travel in the work zone through the end of July. Traffic control will be present, but motorists should plan for delays.
Work repaving VT Route 128 from the intersection of Route 15 in Essex extending north on Route 128 for 5.7 miles into Westford will cause one lane travel in areas and reduced speed limits. Weather permitting, there will be paving Tuesday through Saturday from the intersection of Route 15 proceeding north to the end of the project. There will be guardrail and curb work on the Essex end of the project on Monday and Tuesday. Traffic control will be present and motorists are asked to use extreme caution. This project will be completed by August 1.
Interstate 89 - Between Richmond and Colchester
Night time work on I-89 between Richmond and Colchester includes paving tonight, July 25, on the southbound passing lane from the Williston Rest Area to approximately mile marker 80.5. Sunday through Thursday, there will be continued paving southbound to mile marker 79.0 in Richmond, and work on southbound bridges, the bridge over the railroad tracks (Exit 15 southbound on-ramp) and the Winooski River Bridge. Weather permitting, on Monday, there will be painting northbound ramp symbols from Exit 12 thru Exit 15, and on Tuesday there will be line striping southbound from Exit 13 to mile marker 79.0 in Richmond. Work hours are Sunday through Thursday between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and work is weather dependent. Motorists should expect lane closures and traffic delays. The speed limit is reduced, and fines are doubled for speeding within the construction zone. Motorists should use extreme caution while driving through the construction areas. This project is expected to be completed at the end of August.
Interstate 89 - Milton Lamoille River Bridges Project
The northbound right shoulder at the Milton Bridge is closed. Motorists should be aware of the possibility of unplanned lane closures to conduct maintenance during the week.
The bridge on Browns Trace near the intersection with Lee River Road is CLOSED through August 15. Traffic is detoured until the project is completed.
Culvert replacement on Hanley Lane will reduce travel to one lane through August 21. Motorists should expect minor delays.
Construction on the realignment of US Route 2 between East Avenue and the ramps for I-89 by the Sheraton Hotel continues on the north side of US Route 2 by the Sheraton Hotel and UVM property. The sidewalk on the north side of Route 2 is closed from the Holiday Inn to East Avenue. Pedestrian traffic is detoured. The bus stop remains open on the north side of Route 2 by the Sheraton. Regular work hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with no lane closures expected during peak hours. Traffic flow will continue in both directions at all times. This project is expected to be completed July 31, 2015.
On Monday, the installation of speed bumps on Laurel Hill Drive may cause minor delays.
Motorists should be alert for litter pickup, street sweeping, guardrail repairs and pothole patching operations on the interstate and state roads.
For motorists travelling from Addison County
Repairs to the Route 7 Bridge over the New Haven River in New Haven will reduce traffic to one lane and motorists should expect delays.
Drivers are asked to please use caution. The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission would like to remind all motorists in highway work zones to:
* Reduce Speed * Obey all Workers Holding Signs * Watch out for People and Machines, and
* Give 'Em a Brake...when you encounter a work zone. Thank you.
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