NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR I89

Middlesex – US 2 Bridge Replacement
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    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

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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

Vermont Truck and Bus Association Annual Meeting

The Vermont Truck and Bus Association Annual Meeting (September 8 -9) is quickly approaching and we are in the final stages of getting details worked out for the meeting.  Just a quick recap of the details of the meeting, it is being held at the Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe.  On Friday evening, we have a reception from 6:00 – 7:30, currently it is going to be held in the Sunroom.  We will be recognizing two outstanding drivers (Master Truck Driver – Danny Loucks -G W Tatro Construction and Vermont Truck and Bus Association Driver of the Year – Chris Goddard, Fed Ex Express). 

On Saturday morning, our invited guest speaker is David Manning, ATA First Vice Chairman, next Ture Nelson, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Colonel William “Jake” Elovirta, VT DMV followed by Bill Smith, VTBA lobbyist.  Our last speakers will be reviewing the current Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) rules and present their solution, Corey Fongemie, Matt Deloge and Jim Hawthorne representing GPS Fleet Consulting will be presenting.

Please consider joining us, click on the link to view registration packet information.

2017 Convention Packet2

 

Selectboard debates, passes hazmat and truck ordinances

After much debate Tuesday evening, the Shelburne Selectboard adopted two new municipal ordinances that regulate truck traffic on town roads and curtail the handling of hazardous materials.

Representatives from several local companies attended the public hearing, mostly in opposition to the new regulations which they considered as a threat to their business practices.

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