Construction Update: July 13, 2018
PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Bitter Lacrosse Tournament begins this weekend in Stowe. Motorists should anticipate higher than normal traffic volumes and delays, Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, and again for the second half of the tournament next weekend, July 20-22. Please plan ahead and allow extra time to reach your destination.
Project: Waterbury – Stowe Route 100 Project
Project Location: VT 100 in the Towns of Waterbury and Stowe.
There are 4.5 miles of newly paved surface starting at the Waterbury Car Wash heading north towards Stowe. The new pavement is followed by 0.2 mile of gravel surface between Beaver Pond Road and Spruce Haven Road, then a milled surface continues north for 0.6 miles. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should use extra caution when traveling on this surface. Many of the drives and side roads have gravel aprons.
Beginning at 7 PM Sunday, July 15 through 6 AM Friday, July 20, nighttime slab removal will continue beyond the pavement on the milled surface heading towards Stowe. Milling operations will also resume next week.
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. During daytime hours, two lanes of travel will remain open unless emergency situations warrant otherwise. This may result in minor traffic delays. No weekend work is anticipated this week. All work is weather permitting.
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.
For more information:
Waterbury Contact: Barb Farr, 802-888-3810
Stowe Contact: Megan Savage, 802-496-3376
Project: Route 108 (Mountain Road) Paving Project
Project Location: Approximately 0.5 miles north of the intersection of Routes 100 and 108, near Saensook Thai Kitchen and extending approximately 7.2 miles northerly to the vicinity of the Barnes Camp Visitor Center.
ROAD WORK: Crews will be working on structures and surface preparation early next week. This will include multiple operations throughout the project, and delays are to be expected. However, the individual construction areas (construction packages) will be shorter in length, and as a result delays will be shorter than during previous operations.
PAVING: Paving is scheduled to begin on Thursday, 7/19. This operation will be located near the beginning of the project (by the Thai Kitchen) and will consist of crews paving a layer of shim on the roadway. The shim coat levels the roadway and addresses any low spots in the road. This is necessary so to help ensure that low spots don't resurface after the final course of pavement has been put down. This shim operation is projected to be completed before the end of the day Thursday. Once shim is completed, crews will begin paving the final layer of pavement further north on the project for the remainder of the day. The contractor will not be on the Village end of the project on Friday, 7/20 due to increased traffic. Paving of final course for the entire project will take approximately 7-8 working days.
TRAFFIC: Various roadway operations and paving operations will require a one-way alternating traffic pattern within the construction zone. Uniformed traffic officers and traffic control personnel will be onsite to assist with the flow of traffic. Delays can be expected, and motorists are advised to add extra time to their travel plans.
*Due to the Bitter Lacrosse Tournament the weekend of 7/13-7/15, the contractor will cease operations at approximately 9:30 AM and be off of the project prior to noon on Friday, 7/13 and will not work on Saturday or Sunday (7/14-7/15). Work will resume on Monday, 7/16 at 7:00 AM.
*Due to the Bitter Lacrosse Tournament the weekend of 7/20-7/22, the contractor will cease operations early afternoon and be off of the roadway by 2:30 PM on Friday, 7/20. Work will not resume until Monday, 7/23 at 7:00 AM.
Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project: I-89 Montpelier – Waterbury Paving Project
Project Location: The I-89 Paving Project begins south of Exit 8 and continues to a point just south of Exit 10 (Mile Marker 62.30). The total length of the project is 10.7 miles and will include both the north and southbound lanes of travel.
ROAD WORK: Construction operations have been postponed and crews will not be working the week of 7/16/18. Micro-milling of the road surface will begin on 7/29/18.
Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at email@example.com.
Project: Middlesex US 2 Bridge Replacement
Project Location: Bridge 55 is located on US 2 in Middlesex approximately 1.9 miles east of the intersection of US 2/VT 100B and spans over Interstate 89 and the New England Central Railroad (NECR) line.
US 2 will be reduced to one lane over the bridge as crews continue to work on the new bridge and roadway. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic flow. Single lane closures NB and SB on I-89 can be expected throughout the week. Please use caution and reduce speed.
The contractor has begun removing the steel beams and concrete of the old US 2 bridge over I-89. This work is being completed during evenings and will require the closing of I-89 between Exit 8 in Montpelier and Exit 9 in Middlesex. Route 2, which parallels the highway, will be used as the detour route.
Only one side of the highway will be closed at a time, beginning with the SOUTHBOUND direction. Next week SOUTHBOUND I-89 will be CLOSED between Exits 8 & 9 on MONDAY, July 16 through THURSDAY, July 19, from 7 PM to 6 AM.
Contact Jill Barrett, Project Outreach Coordinator, with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-272-1248. Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://www.us2middlesex.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/
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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.