Construction Update: August 17, 2018
Project: Waterbury – Stowe VT Route 100 Rehabilitation Project
Project Location: VT 100 in the Towns of Waterbury and Stowe.
There are 6.7 miles of newly paved surface starting at the Waterbury Car Wash and ending at Moscow Road in Stowe. There is approximately 0.7 miles of gravel surface from Moscow Road heading north towards Sky Acres Road. After the gravel surface, there is 0.3 miles of milled surface until just north of Gold Brook. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should use extreme caution on the gravel and milled surfaces. Many of the drives and side roads have gravel aprons.
Shoulder grading has taken place from the Waterbury Car Wash north up to the Guild Hill Road area in Waterbury Center. Horizontal boring is underway to install conduits for underground power and mast arms for the new traffic signal at the Blush Hill/Stowe Street/Route 100 intersection. Turn lanes were reduced at the intersection throughout the past week and work is anticipated to continue next week during daytime hours.
Beginning at 7 PM Sunday, August 19, nighttime slab removal will continue heading north in Stowe. Paving operations will resume next week starting with the gravel section, then a second lift in Waterbury Center, weather dependent. Motorists may encounter several areas of one-way alternating traffic along the construction route to facilitate guardrail work and grading/clean-up of shoulders.
Drainage work in the Lower Village of Stowe is also anticipated to 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.
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.