Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 7/16/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

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

RUMBLE STRIPS: The 14-day cure for the fog seal has elapsed.

LINE STRIPING: Permanent line striping is scheduled to begin the week of 7/16.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Crews will be completing miscellaneous work items along the project throughout the week of 7/16.

OTHER: The contractor and the State of Vermont will be addressing areas of concern for the town of Wilmington over the next couple of weeks that were specifically related to this project work.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Line striping operations will require lane shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly.

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.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.