Chittenden County Traffic Alert - Week of August 10, 2020

Traffic Alert provided by CCRPC

NOTE:  Road work can be weather dependent, and dates of work may shift accordingly.

Culvert work on Notch Road under I-89 will reduce traffic to one lane with traffic control present between 7am and 5pm. This project should be completed by August 14.


Sidewalk work on Colchester Avenue from South Prospect Street to East Avenue will close shoulders on the south side to cyclists. The west- and east-bound bike lanes will be closed intermittently to allow construction vehicle access. Two-way traffic will be maintained most of the time. This work will continue through mid-August.

Some streets have been designated as local traffic only to encourage people to get outside. See that map here: and please follow all on-street signage.

There will be drilling activities on Shelburne Street heading south between Locust Street and Gove Court and then on Shelburne Street between Adam Court and Marion Street from 7am to 7pm which will reduce travel to one lane. There may also be short term lane closures on side streets as needed. Traffic control will be present and motorists should expect delays.

Essex Junction

Beginning Tuesday, August 11, there will be road construction on South Street from the intersection with Park Street (VT Route 2A) to the intersection with West Street, and on West Street from the intersection with South Street and the intersection with West Street Extension. Traffic control will be present to allow one way traffic during daytime working hours. Minor delays are expected, and this project will continue through the first week of September.


Work to widen Route 116 north of the intersection with Shelburne Falls and CVU Road will cause alternating one-way traffic on roads around the intersection. Traffic control be present and motorists should expect delays. For more information visit…

Interstate 89 between Exit 11 and just north of Exit 16
Today, Friday, and Sunday through Thursday from 7pm to 6am, there will be paving of ramps between Exit 14 and Exit 16, bridge joint work throughout the project, and guardrail work north and southbound between Exit 12 and Exit 13 causing lane closures with traffic control present. Anticipated ramp closures thus far are on Friday night, August 7 at Exit 14E north and southbound “On Ramps” for paving and Sunday and Monday nights at Exit 14W northbound “On Ramp” for guardrail work. There may be other ramp closures later in the week. Message boards will have the specific closures per day or visit the VTrans website for closure posting at 


Sidewalk installation on the north side of Route 7 from Haydenberry Drive to Chrisemily Drive may cause occasional short delays, but two-way traffic will be maintained. This project should be completed by the end of August.

Utility work on Bridge Street between Route 2 and the Bridge Street Bridge will shift travel lanes and cause traffic delays through mid-August.  Two-way traffic will be maintained most of the time with occasional one lane travel. 

Dugway Road is closed near the Huntington Gorge due to a washout last fall. The road will be closed until at least the fall, and possibly into the spring of 2021.

There will be paving operations Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6pm on VT Route 15 between Putnam Road to Old Route 15 in Cambridge Village. Motorists should expect delays as extended lane closures are needed. There will also be sign installation and miscellaneous clean up work from N. Underhill Station Road to Cambridge

Motorists should be alert for intersection mowing, pot hole patching and general maintenance work on the interstate and state and local roads. Please slow down in work zones.


Drivers are asked to please use caution. The CCRPC would like to remind all motorists in highway work zones to:

  • Reduce speed;
  • Obey all workers holding signs;
  • Watch out for people and machines; and
  • Give ‘em a brake… when you encounter a work zone.

For additional information or to subscribe to the Traffic Alert distribution list, please contact Kathy Finnie at (802) 734-9688 or [email protected]. More information on current activities at the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is available at