• On the Road
     | April 29,2013

    Week number three of “On the Road” with the Agency of Transportation will start with a major paving project on I-89. The work in the southbound lane starts in the southbound lane at mile marker 64 in Richmond and ends at mile marker 78 in Waterbury. Crews will begin grinding away markings and filling cracks. The actual paving will begin in early May.

    Another paving project will start in Northfield on routes 12 and 12A. Crews will be milling the entire width of the roadway on Route 12 (Main Street). Traffic will be reduced to alternating one way through the work zone. Drivers can expect minor delays during morning and afternoon commutes.

    Montpelier will have two work zones connected with the District Heat Project. The first location is on State Street in front of the Capitol Plaza (extending to Taylor Street). The second location is on School Street from the Fairpoint parking lot to Union Elementary school. Parents can call (802)-262-6200 for school drop-off information.

    Ongoing projects across the state include the finishing touches on Barre’s Big Dig. There is minimal impact on traffic and no delays.

    The Railroad Square Bridge replacement project in Newport will be working on abutment #1 and forming handrail posts.

    The paving work in Cambridge is one of three projects in that area. Route 108 from Cambridge to Bakersfield is being paved. There is also a roundabout being installed at the intersection of Routes 15 and 108. Beside the new roundabout a temporary bridge has been installed while the bridge replacement project continues. Daytime traffic will be reduced to one lane on Route 108. Motorists should expect delays in this area.

    I-89 at mile marker 101 in Milton, bridge # 80, is reduced to one lane during a bridge replacement project. The speed limit is reduced to 50 mph in the work zone.

    Drivers will encounter another lane closure southbound on I-89 at mile marker 73.3 in Richmond. This is a ledge removal project that extends to mile marker 74.5 in the southbound lane. The speed limit is 55 mph and the travel lane has been reduced to a 12-foot width.

    Drivers in Danville on Route 2 may experience alternating one-way traffic while work is done in the roadway. Minor delays may be expected during commuting hours.

    Route 2B in St Johnsbury is reduced to one lane with a 40 mph speed limit. On Route 2 in St. Johnsbury is a bridge replacement project. A temporary bridge will be in place in early May.

    I-91 southbound from Newbury to St. Johnsbury is a 17-mile-long paving project that includes guardrail work. Delays are expected on this project.

    Route 100 in Waitsfield and Warren has two projects going on. First is a paving project from Warren to Waitsfield. Delays are expected at this project. Second is a bridge replacement project north of Warren Village. Signage will be placed so that drivers have a clear understanding of the detour route.

    Next week we will talk about more projects that will be coming online as well as the ongoing work zones around the state. Remember: Slow down in the work zone, merge early and put the cellphone down. Check us out on Face Book and Twitter. Until next week. happy motoring.

    Brent Curtis works for VTrans.

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