On The Road ——- July 2, 2017

by Brent Curtis, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation.


This week I had the opportunity to talk to some moms who were watching construction projects with their children. I have seen this before at a variety of sites, always a safe distance away and always with the children well in hand. It reminded me of my sister taking her two boys to watch the “diggers” work on the roads in Montpelier. On one side of the intersection, men and women in bright colored vests, dump trucks and backhoes. On the other side, children sitting with mom steering imaginary vehicles while imitating the sound of the motors. Leave it to a mom to figure out a half full sippy cup, a snack, hugs and a few tons of heavy equipment can make for some fun before naptime.

Interstate Highway Construction Schedule                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

I-89 Colchester to Swanton has a repaving project. Milling in the southbound passing lane from Exit 20 to Lamoille Bridge in Milton will cause delays especially during commuting hours. Lamoille Bridges will have daily lane closures this week.  In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will continue. There will be no lane closures during morning and afternoon commuting hours. Culvert work between Exits 12 and 13 on the South Burlington stretch of I-89 this week. Expect day and night work with median projects causing reduced speeds and lane restrictions. In Middlesex, drivers should expect daily northbound and southbound lane closures and slower speed limits near the US 2 overpass.

I-91 Southbound at the US Customs office still has roadwork going on. Northbound in Lyndon the right lane and shoulder will be closed for a shoulder project. Expect lane shifts. In Rockingham Exit 6 northbound on-ramp will close from July 10 to July 21. Motorists should look for detour signage. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week.

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