A Message From VTRANS Re: Construction Work on I-89

Project Update 4/21/17:

This week construction began on two diversions within the I-89 median between Exits 12 and 13 in So Burlington that will allow traffic to flow while the highway is dug up and new culverts are installed. It will take about one month to complete building new roadway in the median. Construction of the diversions will occur at night (Sunday through Thursday). Travel will be reduced to one lane while the median diversions are built.

On Thursday night (and on Sunday, April 23, if the work is not completed in one night), the contractor, J A McDonald, will use a wood chipper to cut up tree limbs and branches that have been laying in the median since trees were cut during the winter.

While the construction site will be very active at night, some construction tasks will occur during the day, especially surveying. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 m.p.h. for the duration of the project. Vermont State Police will step up enforcement to encourage motorists to slow down so our crew can work in a safe construction zone.

To learn more about the project see:  www.i89sbgculverts.vtransprojects.vermont.gov

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Our friends at VTrans asked us to pass along this message regarding the planned work for I-89:

This week (4/3/17) signs are being installed in the Greater Burlington area as a “Smart Work Zone” warning system to alert motorists about an upcoming culvert replacement project on I-89. Two sets of culverts (four drainage pipes) located one mile apart between I-89 exits 12 and 13 will be replaced this year.

The evening of April 16, the contractor will begin constructing two diversions within the median that will allow traffic to flow while the highway is dug up and new culverts are installed. It will take about one month to complete building new roadway in the median. Construction of the diversions will occur at night. Travel will be reduced to one lane while the median diversions are built.

To learn more about the project, click here.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Jill Barrett, VTRANS Public Outreach Coordinator: 802.272.1248 / jbarrett@fhiplan.com