Construction Alert Week of July 14
Anticipated work for the weekend and the week beginning July 14, 2014
The Route 2 repaving project between Waterbury and Bolton will cause lane closures with alternating one lane travel. 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.
There will be alternating one way travel on East Lakeshore Drive between north of South Bay Circle and Williams Road to allow for storm water repair. Traffic control will be present.
Work on U.S. Route 2 between Rouses Point and Colchester will cause lane closures and occasional traffic delays. This project should be completed in mid-July.
On Saturday, July 12, there will be paving of Vermont Route 2A between East Road and U.S. Route 7. Motorists should expect one lane travel and traffic 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 and line striping this week from the Westford town line north to the end of the project. Traffic control will be present and motorists are asked to use extreme caution. This project will be completed by August 1.
Woods End Drive is closed from Rivendell to Acorn Circle from Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for road construction. Properties in the construction zone will have access and the project should be completed by July 18.
Interstate 89 - Between Richmond and Colchester
Night time work on I-89 between Richmond and Colchester includes paving tonight, July 11, on the northbound travel lane from mile marker 90.6 to the end of the project at mile marker 91.88 in Colchester, including the Exit 16 off ramp. From Sunday through Thursday, continued paving southbound to mile marker 79.0 in Richmond, crack sealing northbound Exit 14 ramps, continued bridge joint work on bridges both northbound and southbound throughout the project, and line striping throughout the project limit. On Wednesday and Thursday, there will be paving of the northbound Exit 14 ramps with possible temporary ramp CLOSURE and detour to Exit 15. 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.
Work on Route 2 near the Park & Ride should have minimal impact on traffic during the week.
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. 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 Tuesday, 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 except Tuesday night when all lanes will be closed for a 10 to 15 minute period sometime between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic control will be present. This project is expected to be completed July 31, 2015.
On Wednesday, July 16, Woods Hollow Road will be CLOSED between Phelps Road and Maple Tree Lane from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
There will be night time paving of Vermont Route 2A between Zephyr Drive and Agway on Monday and Tuesday, July 14 and 15, between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and should be completed by Wednesday, July 16. Traffic control will be present, and motorists are asked to use alternate routes as delays are expected.
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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