On May 29, 2024
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AOT announces road construction this week

The Agency of Transportation submits a weekly report of planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont. The following are what to expect on state roadways locally.

I-91 Springfield-Hartland

Beginning Tuesday, May 28, multiple single lane closures will be in place along I-91 Southbound from north of Exit 9 to just south of Exit 7 while a paving project ramps up. A speed limit reduction to 55 mph will be in place through the work zone. Motorists should watch for shifting traffic patterns.

Hartford

Hartford Bridge 7 on Route 14 and MIlk Road:: From Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., motorists can expect minimal traffic impacts with multiple concrete mixers moving in and out of the project area at either end of the bridge. 

Hartford: From Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, during daytime hours, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on U.S. Route 5 beginning near the Hartford-Hartland town line to the I-89 overpass and the VA Cutoff Road. From Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, during nighttime hours, between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., motorists should expect alternating one-way lane closures on Route 5 from Veteran’s Drive to Bugbee Street. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone. 

Ludlow

The removal of Bridge 57 and the installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Black River is underway on Mill Street. Pleasant Street at its junction with Mill Street is closed to all vehicle traffic. A detour routes vehicles from Pleasant Street along Elm Street, and Main Street to Pleasant Street Extension.

Pittsford

Traffic control will be present on U.S. Route 7 throughout most work hours this week, beginning on May 28. Watch for roadside warning signage.

Poultney

Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, there will be daily alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on Bridge 7 at the intersection of Thrall Road and River Street.

Quechee Gorge Bridge

The eastbound travel lane of the Quechee Gorge Bridge is closed through November of 2024. New travel patterns include alternating travel controlled by a traffic signal and a concrete barrier to separate motorists from workers.

Rutland  

Construction of a new traffic signal system continues at the intersection of Cold River Road and Route 7. Sidewalk work is ongoing as well at this location weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some night work as needed is also taking place and drivers are advised to use caution and watch for flaggers on the roadway. Cold River Road and access to adjacent business remains open.

On Woodstock Avenue (Route 4) between Route 7 and Gleason Road a Class I highway resurfacing project is in progress Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., motorists can expect lane closures, uneven surfaces, and delays. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control, including intermittent alternating one-way traffic.

Rutland-Fair Haven

Weather permitting, crack sealing operations are expected to continue for the first half of the week limited-access on Route 4 westbound, closer to Fair Haven. 

For more information visit: vtrans.vermont.gov/projects/updates.

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