On The Road by Brent Curtis  November 28, 2016

A SPECIAL TRAFFIC NOTE:Bad winter road conditions

The infamous Smuggler’s Notch Road that connects Cambridge, VT and Stowe, VT with a narrow, winding, twisting ribbon of asphalt has been closed for the winter. Appropriate signage has been posted at both ends of the Route 108, the road where tractor-trailers and buses have repeatedly gotten stuck following their GPS, even though there are signs posted saying the road is not suitable for them. Because the notch is so difficult to navigate, the state doesn’t maintain it during the winter. Smuggler’s Notch Road, Vermont Route 108 is closed through Smuggler’s Notch.


It has been a long construction season for everyone. We would like to take a moment and express our gratitude to those men and women who worked long, hard hDrive with care sign (1)ours in work zones all over Vermont:

  • to the flaggers who showed up every day, regardless of the weather conditions, and bravely stood in front of traffic to keep the crews safe;
  • to the people who engineered, excavated and paved the way to make Vermont’s roads safer to drive, ride and pedal on;
  • to the thousands of motorists who took safety to heart and did their part to keep our work zones safe.

We were pleasantly surprised by the number people that read and responded to this article. We especially appreciated hearing from all who took the time to contact us.

Please drive safely this winter and we will meet back here next May.

Interstate Highway Projects

I-89 In Milton a bridge project with northbound lane closures from 7 AM to 4 PM and southbound lane closures from 10 AM to 7 PM; expect delays.

I-91 This week crews will start work on a bridge replacement project in Rockingham. The work will be done in 4-6 weeks and should have minimal impact on traffic. I-91 in Brattleboro has a major bridge project that has relocated single-lane traffic onto the southbound bridge.

For a complete report, visit..   https://vtrans.vermont.gov/about/news/on-the-road

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