On The Road         July 17, 2017

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

This week I stopped at a farm stand and found some great produce. There was no one around so I put my money into the tin box. As usual, I did not have the right change, but I figured a little too much is better that not enough. That is just how it is done in rural Vermont.  You can actually find a directory of farm stands and farmers’ markets by going to http://agriculture.vermont.gov/DTC_Markets. If you do stop at a stand, take your time and look around. You may be lucky enough to catch a bovine ballet as the cows go from pasture to pasture with an interesting syncopation. No ticket necessary.

Interstate Highway Improvement Projects:

I-89 Colchester to Swanton has a repaving project with night work from 6pm to 6am. There will also be daytime work throughout the week, weather permitting. There will be pavement marking up to Exit 19.  Bridge joint work in both northbound and southbound lanes from Milton to Swanton. 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 Northbound in Lyndon the right lane and shoulder will be closed for ledge removal. Expect lane shifts. In Rockingham Exit 6 northbound on ramp will close until July 21. Motorists should look for detour signage. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week.

For a complete state-wide highway improvement report, visit..   http://vtrans.vermont.gov/about/news/on-the-road