On The Road June 16, 2017


by Brent Curtis, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation               Brent.curtis@vermont.gov

This time of year farmers and their equipment are traveling on Vermont roads. That means slow speeds and some understanding is required. Believe me, farmers know they must stay as close as possible to the right side of the road and pull off at the first opportunity to let traffic pass. Honking your horn and tailgating are just foolish things to do and they do not work! Slow down and back off. Think about volunteering for some haying to enhance you summer workout regimen. Maybe a new Yoga position… “Upward Chucking Hay Bale Thrust”… Handle these delays the Vermont way with respect, appreciation and a wave.


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.  In Georgia, culvert replacement projects will slow traffic this week. No lane closures in this work zone during 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, daytime lane closures, northbound and southbound, for a bridge project will affect traffic this week. In Brattleboro, the bridge replacement project will have limited effect on traffic this week.

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