Construction Update: September 14, 2018
The British Invasion Car Show is scheduled for the weekend of September 14-16, 2018 at the Stowe Events Field. Participants of the car show are encouraged to avoid the Stowe Lower Village construction zone and unpaved roads by using the alternate route: Moscow Road to Barrows Road, to Luce Hill Road, to Mountain Road (Route 108), to Weeks Hill Road and Stowe Village. Temporary signage will be installed to navigate the alternate route. Motorists should anticipate higher than normal traffic volumes and leave extra time to reach destinations.
Stowe Public Works Water Main Project:
By the end of day Friday, September 14, 1600 LF out of 1650 LF of the new 8” water main installation in South Main Street will be completed. The final 50’ and the connection to the Town Water System at the River Road intersection is planned for Monday during daytime hours. During Monday’s daytime construction, it is anticipated that two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Route 100. One-way traffic from Route 100 onto River Road will be implemented. River Road will be closed at the River Road Bridge for exiting traffic only.
Pressure Testing, Flushing, Disinfection and Water Quality Testing will occur next week. Upon confirmation of potable supply, the properties to be connected to the new 8” water main will be individually connected. Most of this work will be outside of the roadway and two lanes of traffic will generally be maintained. There will be approximately a half hour (+/-) of water supply shut down to each individual property as they are connected to the new main. Upon the completion of these new service connections, the underground work associated with the water main project will be substantially complete and the road will be ready for paving during the last week of September, as planned.
Stowe Fire District #3 has contracted with Dale E. Percy, Inc to install a new water main in South Main Street from Sylvan Park Road (South) to River Road. The water main construction will occur during the day between 9 PM and 4 PM Monday through Saturday, and at night between9 PM and 6 AM Sunday-Thursday. Alternating-One Way Traffic will be maintained during the construction periods indicated and traffic delays are anticipated. The water main project is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. It is anticipated that the first course of paving will be installed thru the entire Lower Village by the first week of October. Please seek alternate routes and budget extra time for the anticipated traffic delay during the work periods noted and, thank you for your patience during the completion of these important Public Works projects.
Project: Waterbury – Stowe VT Route 100 Rehabilitation Project
Project Location: VT 100 in the Towns of Waterbury and Stowe.
There are approximately 200 feet of gravel in Waterbury just north of the Shaw’s intersection. Continuing north, there are approximately 7.9 miles of newly paved surface starting at the Waterbury Car Wash and ending at Old Farm Road in Stowe. Following the new pavement, there are approximately 0.7 miles of gravel surface to the terminus of the project, near the Stowe Safety Complex, before Route 100 turns back to the original paved surface. Motorists and bicyclists should use caution and pay attention to signage.
Slab Removal: All slab removal for the project has been completed.
Paving: The paving crew will return to Waterbury to pave the gravel area near Shaw’s Sunday night. Once this area is complete, the crew will return to the area of Walker Construction and work north throughout the remainder of the week to complete a second lift of asphalt. All paving operations are weather dependent.
When the Water Main Project work is complete, the paving crew will return to the lower village of Stowe. This is anticipated to occur the week of September 23.
Guardrail/Shoulder: Guardrail installation operations are currently just north of Keurig in Waterbury. The crew will continue to work north throughout the week. Shoulder cleanup will occur on either side of the road beginning from the Waterbury-Stowe town line heading north.
Traffic: Motorists may encounter several areas of one-way alternating traffic along the construction route, day and night, to facilitate road, guardrail, shoulder, drive and side road aprons work.
Nighttime work is limited to the hours of 7 PM to 6 AM, Sunday night through Friday morning. During these hours, alternating one-way traffic will be implemented. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists through the work zones. This may result in minor traffic delays. All work is weather permitting.
The Waterbury – Stowe VT 100 construction project will provide a complete rehabilitation of the 9.5-mile corridor between Waterbury and Stowe. The work requires concurrent construction activities with multiple crews for roadway rehabilitation and drainage work. This will result in potential travel delays and varying surface conditions along the route.
When you travel this stretch of roadway, you may encounter varying surface conditions in different locations from day to day, and night to night. Drivers should slow down, observe signage, and factor in extra travel time. Proceed with caution and be aware of other vehicles, large trucks, construction crews, and changing road conditions. Leave plenty of space between vehicles to avoid small stones and gravel that may get kicked-up.
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During the rehabilitation of VT 100 in the Towns of Waterbury and Stowe, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is piloting a system that provides real-time traffic information.
Using Bluetooth technology, VTrans is providing drivers with to-the-minute information on traffic patterns for the duration of the rehabilitation project.
Residents, businesses, and travelers can view real time traffic updates by accessing this website. The site will enable travelers to see if traffic patterns are normal or delayed to help enable better planning when traveling on VT 100 during the rehabilitation process.
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The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) initiated the Waterbury Area Transportation Projects (WATP) in 2014 to improve transportation and infrastructure in the Waterbury and Stowe area and meet the immediate and long range needs of the community and the region.
Several projects have been completed and others are in final design or construction. When the entire program is completed, the investment will not only strengthen the region’s transportation system but will also contribute to the economic viability, livability and sustainability of local communities.
The individual projects address a wide range of local and regional needs. The I-89 Bridges Project, a multi-year project completed in 2017, rehabilitated aging interstate structures that provide a critical link to Montpelier and Burlington. The Roundabout Project, located at Exit 10 on I-89 at the juncture of Route 2 and VT 100, completed in 2015, improves traffic flow for 12,000+ vehicles per day entering Waterbury and provides a gateway to the community. Related projects, including the Bolton - Waterbury (US 2 Reclaim), Waitsfield - Moretown - Duxbury (VT 100 Resurfacing), and Richmond - Bolton US 2 will extend roadway improvements to Stowe and other communities within the region by rehabilitating and repaving the roadway along VT 100 and Route 2.
In 2018, construction begins on the Waterbury - Stowe (VT 100 Rehabilitation Project to improve the roadway surface on this major arterial roadway. Construction will begin at the project limits in Waterbury just north of the roundabout and proceed to the north, ending south of Stowe Lower Village. In 2019, the final segment of the project will be constructed from Stowe Lower Village to the project end near the Stowe Public Safety Complex.
The long-awaited reconstruction of Main Street, scheduled to start construction in 2019, 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. VTrans is partnering with the Town of Waterbury and the Town of Stowe on the Waterbury - Stowe VT 100 Project and Main Street Project.VTrans comprehensive communications and public outreach program keeps the community informed and minimizes disruptions. This website provides current project information and weekly construction updates. Additional sources of project information include:
We hope that you will visit this website frequently to learn about project status, construction activity, and travel impacts during construction.