Road works for the week of July 12 | Local News

The following list of new and ongoing projects has been provided by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and local departments of public works.


An information meeting on upcoming blasting activities on the Route 9 The ledge stabilization project will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. as part of the regular Woodford Selectboard meeting.

Vermont Agency of Transportation staff and contractor representatives will be on hand to share information on schedules, blasting procedures, traffic control measures, and answer any questions or concerns from the public.

The meeting will be held at Woodford Town Hall, 1391 VT Route 9 in Woodford.

Meanwhile, a lane change continues to be in place for westbound traffic (toward Bennington). Motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed when entering the project area.

Trips will remain reduced from two lanes to one lane in the project area for eastbound traffic (traffic from Bennington / Woodford to Searsburg and Wilmington).

Clearing is expected to be completed this week, and the contractor will begin removing overburden and brush while continuing construction of the access road to the top of the North Ledge work area.

No traffic disruption is planned for next week.

The new circulation scheme will remain in place until November. The traveling public should be aware of certain movements of trucks leaving and entering the work area.


Road work continues on {strong style = “font-size: 20px;”} Shaftsbury Hollow Road {/ strong} for the replacement of the culvert located near the Hollow Hideout. A temporary one-lane bridge will be installed at this location. The work is expected to be completed in September.


Paving of secondary roads and driveway decks continues VT 11, as well as bridge joints, shoulder backup and installation of rough bands. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic reported in several areas, resulting in delays.


Chapel Way Crossover to North Branch Street will be closed to through traffic for several weeks as PFOA contractors continue with the next phase of PFOA water pipe extension. Local traffic will be taken care of. Residents can only enter / exit this section of Chapel Road from the junction intersection.

Dewey Street Harwood Drive to Weeks Street will be closed Tuesday through Friday while a road crew installs a new drainage system. Traffic control will be in place to direct those heading to medical locations. Everyone else must find an alternative route.

Imperial Avenue will remain closed at the Silver Street intersection until Tuesday as a subcontractor is expected to pave the entire road on Monday. Residents will only have access from the Morgan Street side and should expect delays.

North Branch Street at the Chapel Road intersection will be closed while the PFOA contractors continue the next phase of the PFOA water pipe extension work.

School street from Gage to Pleasant, streets will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday as the water department installs a new fire hydrant. Only residents of this section will be accommodated; everyone else must find an alternative route.


Mowing by the roadside continues this week. Some traffic may be slowed down due to the mowing equipment on the side of the road.

Street sweeping keep on going. The sidewalks in downtown Bennington will be swept on Tuesday. Some traffic may be slowed down due to cleaning of equipment.

Yes, stripes: A road crew will be painting road markings throughout the city this week.

Tree work: Green Mountain Power is continuing its tree pruning program. Over the next five months, Davey Tree Service will assist GMP with tree pruning in the city.


The North Bennington Road Team will be working on Main Street near the Post Office for the sidewalk replacement project.

All work depends on the weather. As always, motorists are urged to keep an eye out for workers and equipment on the roads and to prepare for delays.

Help keep workers safe and let motorists know what to expect by sending updates on road projects in your community to [email protected] This column is published in the Banner on Monday.

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