What is the Waterbury Area Transportation Project?

The Waterbury Area Transportation Project (WATP) is a carefully planned series of projects that will take place in and around Waterbury over the next 5 years. The projects include work on I-89, Stowe Street, US 2 and VT 100 and culminate in the long-anticipated Main Street project. Project List

What are the benefits?

The WATP roadway and infrastructure improvements will benefit residents and travelers in several ways. The I-89 Bridges project and adjoining roadway and signal projects will facilitate mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of infrastructure. The landscaped Roundabout project will serve as a gateway to the community. The Main Street project will reconstruct the roadway and utilities in Waterbury. The Stowe Street Sidewalk project will improve safety and access for pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition, utility and drainage upgrades will improve the infrastructure.

How long will construction take?

The series of projects in the WATP are scheduled for completion by 2020. Several of the projects will be completed in 2014 or 2015, including the Roundabout, Stowe Street Sidewalk, and paving projects along US 2 and VT 100. Major projects, such as the I-89 Bridges Project, have longer construction periods. Construction will be phased to reduce impacts and disruption to the public. Calendar and Schedule

How can I learn more about the projects?

This website provides an overview of each project. During construction, public meetings will be held to share project information and provide an opportunity for discussion. Project information will also be available on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, project news and construction updates will be emailed to those who register on the website.

What can I expect during construction?

Every effort is being made to minimize disruptions and maintain traffic flow including deployment of a smart work zone and a dedicated traffic manager for the duration of the projects. The traffic manager will coordinate the traffic management plans for the individual projects. VTrans will also provide weekly construction updates on this website and as described below.

How can I stay informed during construction?

During construction, weekly construction updates will be distributed to notify the public of construction activities and travel conditions. Construction updates will be posted on this project website, Facebook, and Twitter. In addition, construction updates will be emailed to those who register on the project website. Press releases will be issued for major events.