Bennington – Wilmington (Route 9 Paving)

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 9/18/17,  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.

COLD PLANING: Cold planing of the main traveled portion of the road (mainline) will continue west of Haystack Rd. toward Lind Lane throughout the week of 9/18/17. Cold planing of side roads and driveways will commence after mainline cold planing has been completed.

PAVING: Crews are scheduled to pave mainline from the Marlboro-Wilmington town line to the intersection of Route 100S for the remainder of this week and the early part of next week, weather permitting. Work is scheduled for this Saturday (9/16/17) to continue the paving operation on this portion of the project only. Crews will not be working within the village limits on Saturday.

Mainline paving will continue from the intersection of 100S through the village throughout the week of 9/18/17. It is anticipated that paving within the village limits will occur early in the week, and will take a maximum of 2 days to complete (in-village paving). Crews are aware of the Wine and Soup stroll occurring on Friday, 9/22, and all work within the village limits will be concluded early afternoon on Friday.

Paving of side roads throughout cold planed areas of the project will continue during the week of 9/18/17 until completed. Driveways will be completed after mainline paving is done.

STRUCTURES: Crews are scheduled to continue to adjust the height of structures throughout the week of 9/18/17. Structures include man holes, water valves, storm drains, etc…

BERM REMOVAL: Has been completed.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, and milling operations and work on structures 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.

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.