The Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) Waterbury Area Transportation Projects (WATP) are improving transportation and infrastructure in the Waterbury area to meet the immediate and long range needs of the community and the region. Several of the projects were constructed in 2014 and 2015. Others are now in final design or construction. When the entire program is completed, the investment will not only strengthen the region’s transportation system but also contribute to the economic viability, livability and sustainability of local communities.
The individual projects in WATP address a wide range of local and regional needs. The I-89 Bridges Project, which began construction in 2014 to rehab aging interstate structures that provide a critical link to Montpelier and Burlington, is now in its third and final phase. The Roundabout Project, located at Exit 10 on I-89 at the juncture of Route 2 and VT 100, now nearly complete, will improve traffic flow for 12,000+ vehicles per day entering Waterbury and provide a gateway to the community. Related projects, including the Bolton - Waterbury (US 2 Reclaim), Waterbury - Stowe (VT 100 Reclaim), Waitsfield - Moretown - Duxbury (VT 100 Resurfacing), and Richmond - Bolton (US 2 Reclaim) will extend roadway improvements to Stowe and other communities within the region by rehabilitating and repaving roadway along VT 100 and Route 2.
Major work on the State Office Complex is now completed. The 900+ employees who work in the State Office Complex-many of them returning after being displaced by Tropical Storm Irene --- will benefit from improved access that will result from projects in the WATP.
In downtown Waterbury, the Stowe Street Sidewalk project, completed in 2014, improved a 1/2-mile section of sidewalk to increase pedestrian access and safety, including safer routes to Thatcher Brook Elementary School. A series of Supporting Projects will target specific improvements, such as the relocation of an access ramp, traffic signals and repaving of local roadways that will enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic.
The long-awaited reconstruction of Main Street, scheduled to start construction in 2018, will rebuild a 1-mile section of Route 2 integrating pedestrian and streetscape improvements and facilitating access.
VTrans is leading the WATP as part of the Agency’s ongoing effort to maintain and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure and systems and its commitment to rebuilding after Tropical Storm Irene. VTrans is partnering with the Town of Waterbury, which is leading the Stowe Street Sidewalk and the Roundabout Projects as well as some of the Supporting Projects.
With active construction on multiple projects, VTrans is continuing the WATP’s comprehensive communications and public outreach program to keep the community informed and minimize disruptions.
VTrans has created this website to provide WATP project information and construction updates. Additional sources of project information include:
We hope that you will visit this website frequently to learn about project updates, construction activities, and travel routes during the construction period.
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Construction Update: May 19, 2017
VTrans would like to keep you informed of construction activities related to the following projects:
I-89 Bridges Project – Northbound Exit 10 Off-Ramp Bridge
Alternating one-way traffic can be expected on Stowe Street under the interstate bridges intermittently as work continues on the project.
Memorial Day Weekend- No work will be performed on the I-89 Bridges Project Memorial Day Weekend beginning at 12 PM Friday, May 26, 2017. Work will resume at 7 AM Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
I-89 Bridges Project
AOT Project No. IM 089-2(43)
Project Location: The I-89 Bridges Project is located at Exit 10 on I-89 in Waterbury.
I-89 Bridges NB Off-Ramp Bridge
Crews will continue to repair the concrete piers on the northbound and southbound interstate bridges. Crews will also continue chipping out the damaged concrete which is anticipated to progress through mid-June.
Stowe Street may be reduced periodically to one lane with alternating one-way traffic under the northbound and southbound interstate bridges through the next few weeks. Flaggers will be present to assist in maintaining traffic flow on Stowe Street.
VTrans will keep you informed of any changes to construction activities related to the I-89 Bridges Project over the next few weeks.
Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is illegal in Vermont to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.
Contact Annabelle Dally, 802-825-2555 with questions.
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