Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Vermont Issued by the National Weather Service
On The Road – May 14, 2018
The air is warm, the sky is blue, and it is time to shake off the winter and do some spring driving (on pavement). But let’s be aware of a few things that come with the change of seasons in Vermont. More traffic and more pedestrians are on the road now. Bicyclists and motorcycles are also sharing the road with you. Don’t forget that roadwork is also starting to pick up. We have such a short window and so many projects, that it is not unusual to go through several work zones on a single route. Spring can be a fun season for taking a drive, but you must stay alert and “don’t drive on automatic pilot.” Enjoy the day and slow down. The last thing you want to hear is a Vermont State Trooper quoting Jim Croce: “Driver you been flyin’, 95 was the route you were on, it was not the speed limit sign!”
I-89 in Georgia has an ongoing culvert replacement project with lane and speed reduction during morning and afternoon commuting hours. Crews will work both day and night shifts on this project. South Burlington has a culvert project that will be conducted day and night. Drivers should expect lane restrictions, speed reductions and some delays. Southbound I-89 between Exits 20 and 19 has shoulder reconstruction work going on. Guardrail work between Exit 12 and 14 (northbound) between Williston and South Burlington has multiple projects that will affect traffic this week. The US 2 overpass project will cause lane and speed reductions northbound and southbound in Middlesex.
Derby Line U.S. Customs Station on I-91. Motorists should expect traffic control, shifting lanes and delays. I-91 in Ryegate has a ledge stabilization project with blasting going on; a three-week road closure is now in place. In Rockingham there is a bridge replacement project with median crossovers, lane closures, and delays. No wide loads in this work zone.
Around the State
Richford – VT 105A at Canadian Border. Complete closure in late April. Completion date is October 26, 2018.
Derby – Caswell Avenue bridge closed for repair. Detour in place.
Beecher Falls – the Bridge Street Bridge to N.H. is closed.
Ludlow – VT 103 will have a signal installation project that will cause delays this week.
North Hero/Grand Isle Drawbridge will open at the top of the hour from 8 AM to 8 PM through October 15, 2018.
Morristown – VT 15A near junction of VT 15 has a long-term roadway project causing delays.
Hardwick to Walden, then Walden to Danville VT 15. Expect alternating one-lane traffic, slower speeds and delays for this roadway project.
Johnson VT 100C has a bridge replacement project that closed the bridge on May 12 for approximately 6 weeks. Motorists should follow posted detour.
Stowe – VT 108 THE NOTCH IS OPEN.
Hyde Park -VT 15 has an emergency culvert replacement project with alternating one-lane traffic and delays in the work zone. Completion date for this work is May 11.
Jericho VT 15 has a road widening project with 11-foot width restrictions when two-way traffic is allowed. Expect delays.
South Burlington/Williston – US 2 and 2A have some traffic signal work with minimal effect on traffic. Slower speeds and occasional alternating one-lane traffic in this work zone. Work hours Monday thru Friday 6:30 AM to 7 PM and Tuesday thru Thursday nights from 7 PM to 6 AM.
Cabot/Danville – US 2 has a roadway reconstruction project this week. Motorists should expect short delays and reduced speeds.
Waterbury Center – VT 100 has a major reconstruction project going on. Work hours 7 PM to 6 AM, Sunday night through Thursday night. Beware of road surface in this work zone. Expect long delays, lane and speed reductions.
Middlesex – US 2 has an on-going bridge replacement project over I-89. Drivers should expect delays due to alternating one-lane traffic, slower speed limits and flaggers.
Montpelier – VT 12 (Northfield Street) has multiple construction projects going on. Expect road closures and detours between Derby Drive and Freedom Drive this week. Traffic detour from 7 AM to 7 PM on Northfield Street this week. Northfield Street between Memorial Drive and Derby Drive will be open to two-way traffic with a slower speed limit.
East Montpelier – VT 14/US 2 intersection has a bridge replacement project that includes a temporary bridge. Little effect on traffic.
Moretown – VT 100 has a bridge project with one lane and traffic signals.
Weybridge – VT 17 over Otter Creek will be closed starting June 4. Motorists should look for alternating one-lane traffic and slower speeds.
Middlebury/Bristol – VT 116 has a paving project with alternating one-lane traffic and slower speeds. Expect delays.
Brandon – US 7 will see more road reconstruction with delays and lane restrictions soon. Expect short delays as construction continues.
Woodstock – US 4 has a bridge replacement project with two-way traffic. Short term alternating one-lane traffic may occur from time to time. Work hours from 7 AM to 6 PM.
Ludlow – VT 103 has a signal installation and road marking project going on. Look for lane restrictions and speed reductions causing delays.
Rockingham – VT 103 has a 42-mile paving project set to go. Expect lane reductions, alternating one-lane traffic causing delays.
Bennington/Wilmington – VT 9 has a 16-mile-long paving project with lane closures, slower speeds causing delays.
Remember: Don’t drive on “Automatic Pilot” and stay alert.