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Road construction projects this week


The Vermont Agency of Transportation reminds drivers to drive safely in all work zones. Lives depend on it.

A list of planned construction activities that will have traffic impacts area on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1, follows:

I-89 White River Junction – Our partners at NHDOT are working on a multi-year bridge replacement project on I-89 over the Connecticut River. Motorists should expect daily lane closures and speed reductions over the northbound and southbound bridges.  

Chester – A culvert replacement project is underway along VT-10 just east of its intersection with VT-103. Travelers should expect short delays with one-way alternating traffic controlled by temporary signals.   

Hartford – A bridge replacement project is underway in Hartford on Bridge #7 on the VA Cutoff Road. A 60-day planned closure of VT-14 between Ferry Crossing Road and Christian Street is planned to reopen to vehicular traffic on Thursday, Aug. 31. 

Hartland – The Hartland 3 Corners intersection reconfiguration project continues with the contractor completing sidewalk curbing. Motorists should expect flagged traffic at the U.S.-5/VT-12/Quechee Road intersection for concrete sidewalk pouring through the following week. 

Killington – A bridge replacement project is underway on U.S. 4 east of the Skyeship Gondola. The U.S.-4 Bridge #33 over the Ottauquechee River remains closed, with traffic continuing to use the temporary bridge located just upstream of the existing bridge. Mission Farm Road remains closed at its intersection with U.S.-4. Motorists should expect potential intermittent short stoppages along U.S.-4 near the existing bridge.    

Killington – A culvert replacement project is underway on U.S.-4 at Spring Hill Road. The phase one detour is open, with traffic shifting to the south side of U.S.-4. The Phase 1 detour is narrow with added curvature to its alignment and motorists are advised to reduce their speed throughout the work zone. Motorists should expect potential intermittent short stoppages along U.S.-4 near Spring Hill Road.   

Ludlow – A bridge replacement project is underway along VT-100, 3.4 miles north of the intersection with VT-103. The bridge will be closed from Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 6 a.m. to Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. A regional detour is in place via VT-103, U.S.-7/Main Street in Rutland, and U.S. 4. Intermittent lane closures will occur on Monday and Friday. Motorists are advised to travel with caution. 

Poultney – A bridge replacement project is ongoing at the intersection of Thrall Road and River Street where the yield to alternating traffic pattern remains in place. Construction traffic to both abutments continues this week and into September.

Plymouth – A bridge deck replacement project is underway along VT-100 1.5 miles south of the intersection of VT-100 and VT-100A. A speed limit reduction to 40 mph is in effect with an alternating one-way traffic pattern regulated by temporary signals. Motorists can expect minor delays through the work zone.  

Quechee Gorge Bridge (U.S.-4) – After Aug. 28, the paint contractor will install scaffolding under the bridge. Lane closures, with flaggers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will begin in the coming weeks. 

For more information, visit: vtrans.vermont.gov.

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