Chittenden County Traffic Alert - Week of July 6, 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 during daytime hours. There is a possibility of nighttime closures, and motorists should follow detour signs. This project should be completed by August 14.


Work on Locust Street will cause alternating one-way traffic and occasional detours using Charlotte and Caroline Streets. When detours are in place, the City will close Locust Street to thru traffic. This project is expected to continue through mid-July.

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.

For the next two weeks, drilling activities Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm on roads off the Shelburne Road rotary area will cause short term lane closures with alternating one-way traffic. Roads impacted are Shelburne Street, Locust Street, St. Paul Street, South Willard Street and Ledge Road. Motorists should expect delays. Traffic control will be present near the rotary.

Construction work on South Prospect Street between Pearl and Main Streets will narrow lanes and cause partial lane closures until July 10.

Construction work on College Street between Williams and South Prospect Streets will narrow lanes and cause temporary lane closures until July 10.

Essex Junction
Motorists should be aware of waterline and roadway construction on Lamoille Street through the end of July.


Road construction begins at the intersection of Route 116, Shelburne Falls Road and CVU Road. Work installing temporary utility poles tonight will require traffic control with some delays. Sign installation and other work on the side of the road will have minimal impact on traffic for the remainder of the week. For more information visit…

Interstate 89

Utility pole replacement and line transfer activities off the shoulder of the roadways at mile marker 96.7 northbound and southbound between Exits 16 and 17 on July 7 or 8 between 9:30am and 3pm should not impact traffic flow.

Interstate 89 between Exit 11 and just north of Exit 16
Tuesday through Thursday from 7pm to 6am, there will be pavement grinding southbound from Exit 14 to Exit 13, at the Exit 15 on ramp, and in the Exit 14 interchange area. There will be ramp closures beginning Monday night. Message boarads will have the specific closures per day or visit the VTrans website at 

Interstate 89 on ramp at Route 15 Colchester/Winooski southbound

On Thursday, July 9 from 7pm to 4am, the ramp will be closed due to needed Winooski Bridge deck repairs and work on the ramp. Motorists traveling south on I-89 should follow lane shifts. Motorists on Route 15 will be detoured to Exit 16 in Colchester.For daily specifics please refer to the VTrans website or click on this link: 

Interstate 189

On Sunday through Thursday from 7pm and 6am, weather permitting, there will be final paving on I-189 proceeding onto I-89 southbound. There will also be bridge joint work throughout I-189.


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 July.

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.

Ditchwork on VT Route 15 from N. Underhill Station Road to VT Route 108/Church Street in Cambridge will cause minimal traffic delays Monday through Friday between 6:30am to 6:00 pm. Traffic control will be present allowing for one lane of alternating traffic.

Motorists should be alert for tree and brush chipping and removal and pot hole patching 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