Construction Alert Week of July 21
Anticipated work for the weekend and the week beginning July 21, 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 19 between Bolton Flats and Smilie Memorial School and also from the Bolton Store west to the project limits. Traffic control will be present, and motorists should expect traffic delays.
Traffic on Main Street between South Winooski Avenue and South Union Street will be slow but open to both directions Monday through Friday between the house of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until further notice.
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 8. One way travel will be maintained, but delays are expected in and out of Leddy Park during the work, especially on Tuesday.
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 Friday from Weed Road north to the end of the project. There will be guardrail and curb work on the Essex end of the project during the week. Traffic control will be present and motorists are asked to use extreme caution. This project will be completed by August 1.
From Tuesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 24, Towers Road will be closed at the intersection of Clover Drive for culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured.
On Tuesday July 22, paving will start on Route 15 at Butlers Corners in Essex and continue north to just past Browns Trace Road in Jericho. Traffic control will be present and motorists should expect delays. This project should be completed by the end of July.
On Saturday, July 19, Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Place will be closed for a block party from 2:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. Motorists should also use caution due to a foot race from 9:00 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. in the area of Main Street, Educational Drive and Old Colchester Road.
Interstate 89 - Between Richmond and Colchester
Night time work on I-89 between Richmond and Colchester includes paving tonight, July 18, on the southbound travel lane along with the Exit 15 acceleration lane. Sunday through Thursday, work inclues continued paving southbound to mile marker 79.0 in Richmond, bridge joint work on southbound bridges from Exit 16 thru the Winooski Bridge, and northbound line striping on Sunday. 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.
Beginning Monday, July 21, culvert replacement on Hanley Lane will reduce travel to one lane. Motorists should expect minor delays, and this project should be completed by August 21.
On Wednesday, July 23 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Lake Road will be closed at the intersection of Dixon Road for culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured.
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. Night work on Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. will cause lane closures. Traffic flow will continue in both directions at all times. This project is expected to be completed July 31, 2015.
Paving on Laurel Hill Drive may cause minor traffic delays during the week. Traffic control will be present.
On Tuesday, July 22 from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. July 23, traffic on East Allen Street between Dion and Manseau Streets will be reduced to one lane for sewer work. Motorists should observe signs and lane shifts when driving through the construction zone.
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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