BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving] – Week of 10/9/17

BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]

Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is against the law to use a hand held cell phone while driving in Vermont.

PROJECT LOCATION: The Bennington-Wilmington paving project begins in the town of Bennington along Route 9 just west of the junction of Route 279 and Route 9 and continues easterly along Route 9 for approximately 23.5 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. 

Work on the Wilmington area of the project will begin at the Wilmington-Marlboro Town line (near the Horizon Inn) and end at Lind Lane in Searsburg. This section of work has a completion date of 10/13/17.

Work to be performed includes shoulder widening, cold planing existing pavement, surface preparation (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to finish the joints on the bridge in town today. Once this bridge is completed, they have one remaining bridge on the west end of the project between the village limits and Haystack Rd. All bridge joints are scheduled for completion by Tuesday, 10/10.

SIGNAL WORK: Crews will be onsite Tuesday through Thursday, 10/10-10/12 installing the new signal system at the intersection of Routes 9 and 100. 2 traffic officers and 3 flaggers will be onsite to help direct the flow of traffic. One lane alternating traffic will be necessary. Delays should be expected.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews are scheduled to complete shoulder work today (10/5/17).

PROJECT CLEAN-UP: Crews are scheduled to begin cleaning up the project throughout the week of 10/9/17.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Bridge joints and signal work will require lane closures in the location of these operations. One-way alternating traffic will be required. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Delays are expected.

COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY:  Crews will be off the road by noon on Friday, 10/6 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 10/10 at 7:00 AM.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. For additional information regarding the paving project in Wilmington this summer and fall, please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.