Weekly Construction Update 2/24/2023
TRAFFIC IMPACT AND DURATION:
Crews will be onsite, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Traffic impacts will be restricted to the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Crews will continue working behind the bridge piers on both sides of the interstate bridges over U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) under lane closures and lane width reductions.
This work will require closures of the outermost lanes on U.S. 2/7 in both directions. In addition, lane width reductions along the I-89 northbound onramp on the west side of U.S. 2/7 will be in effect. The I-89 ramps will remain open.
Along the east side of U.S. 2/7, crews have completed the installation of the retaining wall behind the bridge pier. Crews will be onsite cleaning up the area along the retaining wall throughout the week. This work will be completed under lane closure of the outer northbound travel lane on U.S. 2/7.
Along the west side of U.S. 2/7, crews will continue removing material including ledge over the next several weeks to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall. This work will include hammering to break up the ledge for removal. This work will be completed under lane closure of the outer southbound travel lane on U.S. 2/7 and lane width reduction of the I-89 northbound onramp.
Crews removing earth material to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall along the west side of U.S. 2/7.
Crews mechanically break up and remove ledge to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall along the west side of U.S. 2/7.
LOCATION: U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) in Colchester from the Winooski town line and continuing north for 1.05 miles to Sunderland Woods Road.
PROJECTED COMPLETION: Contract 1 Spring 2024, Contract 2 Summer 2026