VTBA VT Rt. 100 Emergency Closure

TRAFFIC ALERT:  CULVERT FAILURE ON VT 100 IN STOWE REQUIRES EMERGENCY CLOSURE

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY
 
Montpelier, Vt. – Early Tuesday morning, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) maintenance staff identified a failed culvert on VT 100, south of Stowe Village and north of Gold Brook Road. Although the culvert is currently being closely monitored for safe travel, the forecast for heavy rain later early next week, in addition to the expected increased traffic from holiday weekend travelers, has led VTrans to make an emergency declaration to temporarily close the road to replace the culvert before further deterioration makes the road unsafe.

VT 100 will be closed for approximately 36 hours, beginning Thursday, October 5 at 9 a.m. The road is planned to reopen to traffic on Friday, October 6 for the evening commute. During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured via Moscow Road and southbound traffic will be detoured via River Road.

VT 100 is a popular tourism corridor and businesses will remain open during the busy holiday weekend. Motorists should expect minimal delay while VTrans crews work to replace the culvert safely and efficiently.

Project updates will be provided Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, and Friday afternoon through the Agency’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/.

Contact: Jim Cota, VTrans Maintenance and Operations Bureau, jim.cota@vermont.gov, 802-782-0802

 

Important Seabrook Rest Area construction update from NHDOT

Please see below the construction delay notice from the NHDOT regarding the Seabrook Rest Area.

Due to anticipated rain showers and high winds from Jose today and tomorrow in the seacoast area, the planned paving in the Seabrook Rest Area is being delayed one week. 

The Seabrook Rest Area was temporarily closed last night at 8 PM to perform milling operations in the truck parking lot, but will be reopened this morning at 8 AM and will remain open until 8 PM next Monday night September 25th

Beginning next Monday night 9/25 at 8 PM, we will again temporarily close the rest area in order to pave the trucking parking lot; mill and pave the front passenger vehicle lot; and mill and pave both the on and off ramps.  We should be able to shave 8 hours off of next week’s closure due to the milling that was completed last night in the truck parking lot.  We are anticipating a 48 hour closure to complete this work, but are requesting that the press release and public outreach be for a 60 hour closure from Monday 9/25 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM Thursday morning 9/28. 

A NH State Police Trooper was on site at 5 pm last night to assist NHDOT in advising the truckers of the 8 PM shutdown.  This worked well and we will do this again next Monday night.  Truckers who were due for a rest were advised of the truck stop at Exit 3 and were grateful for the notice.

If you have any questions at all about the ongoing or upcoming work, please feel free to contact NHDOT’s Contract Administrator Kevin Winn at (603) 818-1872 or myself at (603) 419-9340.  The 10 day forecast looks favorable. 

Thank you,

Nickie

Nickie Hunter, P.E.

District Construction Engineer

NHDOT Bureau of Construction

Hazen Drive, Concord, NH  03302-0483

Cell: (603) 419-9340

Office:  (603) 271-2571

Nickie.Hunter@dot.nh.gov

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR I89

Middlesex – US 2 Bridge Replacement
IM 089-2(41)

    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. This is a multi-year project with construction starting in 2016 and completion scheduled for 2018.

Saturday (9/16) – No daytime lane closures are planned for US 2 or I-89.

I-89 SOUTHBOUND CLOSURES:  I-89 Southbound closures are scheduled for Monday night (9/18) thru Thursday night (9/21) from 7:00 PM thru 6:00 AM between Exit 9 and Exit 8.  I-89 Northbound will remain open with a lane closure at the project site. 

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:00 PM TO ALLOW THE CONTRACTOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMPLETE THE WORK. 

Week of September 18th, 2017 

Crews will continue setting the structural steel at night for the new bridge over the travel lanes of I-89.  For the safety of motorists traveling on I-89, VTrans will close I-89 at night, one direction at a time, between Exit 9 – Middlesex and Exit 8 – Montpelier.
 
I-89 Southbound is scheduled to be closed at night between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM this week:
– Monday, September 18th – Thursday, September 21st, 2017 
– Between Exit 9-Middlesex and Exit 8-Montpelier
– I-89 Northbound between Exit 8 and Exit 9 will remain open to traffic with a lane closure at the project site.

Alternate Route During Closures

During the southbound closure periods, motorists will be directed to exit the interstate in Middlesex at Exit 9 and follow US 2-East to Montpelier and access I-89 southbound at Exit 8.  US 2 will be marked with signs as an alternate route.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained on US 2 with occasional interruptions to allow equipment to access the site.  

Day Work

I-89 southbound, northbound and US 2 may be reduced to one-lane at the project site during daytime work hours.  Motorists can expect delays.  Crews will continue excavating for the new roadway to the bridge and backfilling abutment 2.  

Traffic –Traffic delays can be expected this week on US 2 and I-89.

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone. 

Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://www.us2middlesex.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/ .

New Hampshire Construction Work

Night Paving on Interstate 93 in Concord

Night paving work is scheduled on Interstate 93 in Concord for Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18, 2017. Learn More

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE SEABROOK WELCOME CENTER ON I-95 NORTHBOUND
CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES FROM MONDAY, 9/18 AT 8:00 PM UNTIL 9/21 AT 8:00 AM

Learn More

VT Anticipates road closure for April 2018

Attached please find the factsheet for the Bridge 51 project in Woodstock, VT. The truck detour route that VTrans will be signing is on the second page with the Route 4 closure located between Elm Street and High Street indicated with a red star. The full 21 day closure of Route 4 is anticipated to begin in mid-April and reopen in early to mid-May. There will also be lane closures before and after the full road closure with alternating one-way traffic. Trucks are able to use Route 4 during the lane closures, but I figure some drivers might chose to avoid that section of Route 4 altogether during construction.

We will begin distributing weekly construction updates closer to the start of the project and throughout construction which anyone is encouraged to join on the project website linked below. I will reach back out to you with exact dates for the lane closures and the full road closure.

http://southcentralvtbridges.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/bridge_projects/woodstock_village/

Thank you for all your help! Route 4 is such a major route through Vermont we really wanted to get out ahead of this.

Click on this link to access the factsheet

VTBA Regional Emergency Declaration has been issued by FMCSA

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the States of Texas and Louisiana as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein.

This Emergency Declaration provides for regulator relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment and persons into or from the States of Texas and Louisiana or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency resulting Tropical Storm Harvey in the States of Texas and Louisiana.

This declaration terminates when a driver or commercial motor vehicle is used in interstate commerce to transport cargo or provide services not directly supporting the emergency relief effort.

This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 pm (ET), September 24, 2017, whichever is less.

Further updates to this declaration can be found on the FMCSA website www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

NH DOT Projects

HOOKSETT: I-93 NORTHBOUND TO I-293 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO CLOSE FOR 8 WEEKS

TO ALLOW FOR REHABILITATION OF THE BRIDGE OVER I-293/I-93

 The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned closing of the I-93 northbound to I-293 southbound ramp in Hooksett on Monday August 21, 2017 to allow for the rehabilitation of the bridge over I-293/I-93.   This ramp closure is anticipated to last for eight weeks.  A detour will be in place to encourage motorists to take Exit 10 for I-293 South.

This $3.36 million project has also included the resurfacing of 2.1 miles on NH 101 from Manchester to Auburn, on I-93 northbound to I-293 southbound, and the I-293 northbound to the I-93 southbound ramps in Hooksett.

Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, New Hampshire is the contractor for the project, which has an intermediate completion date of October 27, 2017.