Bolton–Waterbury (US 2 Reclaim)
The Bolton – Waterbury US 2 Reclaim project is located along US 2 between Bolton and Waterbury, beginning near the town garage in Bolton and extending to the Waterbury Village line.
The Bolton – Waterbury US 2 Reclaim project will rehabilitate 7.3 miles of US 2. The project limits begin 1.86 miles east of the Richmond / Bolton Town Line and end 3.5 east of Bolton / Waterbury town line.
Prior to construction, the surface road condition was rated poor.
The project will provide full depth reclamation of the pavement structure beginning closest to Waterbury Village and progress to the west. The roadway reconstruction will develop a consistent 4-ft shoulder width which will serve bikes and pedestrians. In addition, the guard rail will be improved as needed and subsurface and surface drainage will be upgraded as necessary.
Construction is currently underway. There are some issues with base course of pavement which was completed in 2013, which requires additional work.
The new roadway will be easier to maintain and the wider shoulders and smoother surface will improve travel conditions and safety and lower vehicle operating costs. The project will also improve connectivity to the Roundabout and other Waterbury Area Transportation Projects for the segment from roundabout to Bolton Waterbury project limits.
Construction began in September 2013, project completion anticipated in August 2014.
$7.4 million (includes engineering and construction)
F. W. Whitcomb
Mike Fowler, Project Manager for Design
Vermont Agency of Transportation
The Northbound Off-Ramp Signal Project is located at the Exit 10 northbound off-ramp at the intersection of I-89 and VT 100.
The project objective is to improve traffic flow at the intersection of I-89 and VT 100, and on the VT-100 corridor.
The Northbound Off-Ramp Signal Project involves the installation of new traffic signal equipment at the intersection of VT 100 and the I-89 Exit 10 northbound off-ramp. In addition, the project will include pavement markings, signs, and signal timing adjustments to three existing signals on VT 100.
The project began in mid-May and is scheduled for completion in August 2014.
Traffic is not expected to be impacted significantly by the project since most of the work will take place out of roadway. Construction work is scheduled from 9 am to 3 pm to avoid peak travel periods and minimize disruption to the public.
Don Weston Excavating
Included in NB Off Ramp Signal Project
Stowe Street Sidewalk
Stowe Street project limits extend from the Thatcher Brook School to Lincoln Street.
The purpose of the Stowe Street Sidewalk project is to provide a continuous, safe pedestrian path.
Some of the existing sidewalk is asphalt and is in poor condition. Other sections have no sidewalk at all.
This project will replace approximately 1,880 ft of sidewalk along Stowe Street and includes some small retaining walls and some drainage improvements. The project will widen the sidewalk to a continuous 5 ft. width to meet ADA requirements. The curbing and sidewalk will be concrete. The sidewalk project will also upgrade signage and crosswalks. Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction of the sidewalk project.
Mid-August - Mid-October 2014
Desroches Construction Service
Alec Tuscany, Public Works Director Town and Village of Waterburypublicworksdirector@waterburyvt.com
Route 2/Route 100 S Temporary Signal
Included in Smart Work Zone
Richmond–Bolton Fast Fix 14
A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the southerly intersection of US 2 and VT 100. Changeable message signs will be located on I-89, US 2 and VT 100.
To provide motorists with additional information on traffic delays and construction activities and to temporarily signalize the southerly intersection of US 2 and VT 100.
A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the southerly intersection of US 2 and VT 100. A signal is needed at this intersection to accommodate changes in traffic patterns anticipated during construction (particularly for the I89 bridge and Main Street projects). The Smart Work Zone Project will also include new changeable message signs on I-89, US 2 and VT 100. These signs will help alert motorists to traffic conditions and detours in advance of the Waterbury area. Most of the signs are portable and will be relocated as needed based on traffic patterns and construction activity. Messages will be programmed from VTrans Traffic Operations Center.
Message boards will be installed in Summer 2014 and will be in use for the duration of the WATP. The temporary traffic signal will be installed in Spring 2015.
Patti Coburn, Project Manager
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Included in I-89 Bridges Project
Summer 2014-Fall 2016
State Office Complex
Winter 2014 – Winter 2015
Stowe–VT 100 Bridge Reconstruction
The Stowe – VT 100 Bridge is located at the intersection of VT 100 and Gold Brook Road.
The Stowe – VT 100 Bridge Reconstruction project will replace the pre-existing bridge, which is in poor condition.
The new bridge will have precast NEXT beams, with a concrete overlay on the NEXT Beams, new bridge railing and approach railing. Overall bridge width will be 35 ft wide with 11 ft travel lanes, 5 ft shoulders and curbs.
Construction is underway with a temporary two lane bridge carrying traffic.
April 2014 – Mid-September 2014
Stowe–VT 108 Bridge Reconstruction
The VT 108 Bridge is located on VT 108 approximately 350 feet south of the intersection of VT 100 and VT 108 in Stowe.
Construction to replace the VT 108 Bridge located in Stowe Village resumed in March of 2015. The 8-week bridge closure period started on April 6th as scheduled and is expected to end on May 29th, 2015. Most of the work leading up to the closure period was in preparation for the full bridge replacement.
The project is now in the 4th week of the closure period and work is progressing according to schedule. Crews dismantled and removed the old bridge early in the closure period and advanced into constructing the new bridge. Crews have built new abutments, installed a new waterline and steel girders. The new bridge deck has been formed and the concrete is in the process of being poured.
During the remainder of the closure period, new drainage, curbing and sidewalks will be installed and the roadway approach to the new bridge will be paved. The project remains on schedule.
The existing bridge deck, beams, pier and wingwalls are in poor condition. The existing bridge is approximately 30 ft wide with 12 foot travel lanes, shoulders and a covered walkway.
The new bridge will have a concrete deck on new steel plate girders and the same footprint as the existing bridge. The bridge will have an overall width of 30 ft 2 in. which includes two 12 ft wide travel lanes plus shoulders with new bridge railing on the west side. The existing 5 ft covered walkway will be replaced with new timber to replicate the existing.
The project will be advertised in August 2014 and construction work is expected to begin in November for a short period to allow the contractor to install the temporary water line and staging on the pier. Full construction of the new bridge will occur in the spring of 2015. The bridge will be closed to through traffic for a 7 week period starting April 6th and ending May 29th, 2015. Project completion is scheduled for August 28, 2015.
Traffic will be detoured during closure. A temporary traffic light system will be installed to control traffic at the intersection of VT 100 and West Hill Road (near Shaws).
Carolyn Carlson, Project Manager
Vermont Agency of Transportation
The Waitsfield – Moretown – Duxbury VT 100 Preventive Maintenance Paving project limits begin 2.4 miles north of Warren/Waitsfield town line and extend to the intersection of US 2 in Moretown.
The project will resurface the existing pavement along 12 miles of VT 100 to preserve the structure and improve travel conditions. The resurfacing will extend the life of the pavement that was constructed eight years ago.
Roadway conditions vary along the length of the project. In Waitsfield Village, some sections are in poor condition. Outside the Village, the roadway is in fair condition.
The project focuses on resurfacing the roadway and providing new pavement markings.
Construction work is expected to take place during the daytime. Two way traffic will be maintained with flaggers, some travel delays are to be expected.
July 2014 – Spring 2015
$3.8 million (Engineering and construction)
Mike Fowler, Project Manager Vermont Agency of Transportation