On the road: a Vermont travel advisory


Did you know that there are a number of driver and vehicle services that you can do on line without going to the Department of Motor Vehicles? That's right from the comfort of your home, in the doctor's office or while watching a sporting event you can: renew your vehicle, ATV, snowmobile or motorboat registration, pay the fee to have your suspended Driver's License reinstated (having met the conditions) or even register for a motorcycle course. You can also visit one of the 11 offices around the state. Look for all the information you need at: dmv.vermont.gov/onlineservices.


• I-89 In Milton a bridge project with northbound lane closures from 7 AM to 4 PM and southbound lane closures from 10 AM to 7 PM; expect delays. Southbound in Colchester a culvert lining project will require shoulder closures, then lane closures; expect delays. The Exit 10 northbound off ramp in Waterbury is being replaced; expect divided lanes and slower speed limits that will affect traffic. More rolling roadblocks during the week.

• I-91 still has projects affecting traffic this week. Starting in Irasburg, bridge work will require one-lane traffic; that will slow traffic through the work zone. In the Ryegate area culvert work in the southbound lane will create lane and speed reductions. Finally, I-91 in Brattleboro has a major bridge project that has relocated single lane traffic onto the southbound bridge.

Around the State

• VT 102, 141 and 253 in Lemington and Canaan have a paving project with single-lane traffic and reduced speeds. Expect delays.

• VT 242 in Jay will have reduced lanes with traffic lights for a culvert replacement project.

• VT 58 in Irasburg has a bridge project that may close one lane. Expect short delays.

• US 7 in St. Albans City and Swanton will have lane closures and alternating one-lane traffic for paving projects. Crews will be working from 7AM to 6:30 PM on these projects. Expect delays.

• VT 102 in Maidstone has a culvert project with short lane closures and minor delays.

• US 2 Milton will have active work crews working on sign bases. Expect minor delays.

• VT 117 Maple Street in Essex will have milling and other road work affecting traffic this week. Expect delays.

• RT 15 at the Hyde Park roundabout has some reconstruction work that should be completed by early October.

• VT 12 between Worcester and Elmore has milling and reclaiming work affecting traffic. Expect delays.

• US 2 & VT 14 in East Montpelier have drainage and retaining wall work that will cause alternating one lane traffic and delays.

• VT 100B south of Moretown village has a one-lane bridge project. Expect lane and speed reductions.

• VT 17 between Starksboro and Buel's Gore will have alternating one-lane traffic for paving. Expect delays.

• US 7 has continued roadway projects that will require slower speeds and delays in all work zones. From East Thompson's Point to Wildwood West Development, crews will complete detour construction for next year. Ethan Allen Hwy to East Thompson's Point will get some paving this week. From Ferrisburgh to Charlotte, crews will also be paving this week. Expect delays.

• US 302 in Groton continues to have lane closures. Short delays in this work zone.

• US 5 from Bradford to Ryegate has a 16-mile paving project with lane reductions. Expect delays.

• US 5 Newbury State Highway has a paving project that will last until September. Short delays.

• VT 25B has a bridge project causing lane closures and delays.

• VT 113 has multiple work zones affecting traffic this week: In Vershire a bridge project will reduce traffic to one lane and a paving project in Thetford will cause some delays.

• VT 7 from Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line to Middlebury has multiple road improvement projects that are causing delays and lane closures. This week will see more pavement marking and shoulder work.

• VT 7 in New Haven has a bridge project affecting traffic in both the northbound and southbound lanes. Watch for lane and speed reductions.

• VT 10A in Norwich has a culvert project lasting 3 – 4 weeks. A bicycle lane will be closed during this period. Expect one lane traffic, reduced speeds and delays. Commuting hours will be affected the most.

• VT 125 in Hancock has lane restrictions for a 6.5-mile paving project. Expect delays.

• VT 100 in Killington has a bridge replacement project with signalized one-way traffic over a one-way temporary bridge.

• RT 12 from Woodstock to Barnard has a paving and line striping project that will cause delays.

• US 4 has several projects affecting traffic. First, in Mendon a culvert replacement project with a two-way detour and 13-foot lanes. Repaving and guardrail replacement in this area will cause delays. Finally, between Hartford and Woodstock, a paving project is causing delays.

• US 4 in Castleton has bridge work affecting traffic this week.

• Ripley Road in Rutland is closed for a bridge project.

• Depot Street Bridge in Cavendish is closed. Detour in place.

• Cavendish Gulf Road will be closed for 28 days for slope stabilization, starting 9/8.

• US 7 has a road improvement project causing delays from Manchester to Dorset where construction will cause temporary short-term closures.

• VT 100 in Wardsboro has a bridge project and a roadway improvement project near Mt. Snow causing short delays again this week.

Safe travels.

— Brent Curtis is the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Agency of Transportation. Brent.curtis@vermont.gov


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