Bennington-Wilmington Route 9 Paving – Week of 10/2/17

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 10/2/17,  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.

PAVING: Mainline paving has been completed. Crews will continue to work on remaining driveways and a few small miscellaneous sections of paving along the project throughout the remainder of this week and next week.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work on bridge joints in the latter part of this week into next week.  Bridge joints should be completed by the end of the week of 10/2. Crews will be working on the joints of the bridge located within the village limits as well as other bridges located outside the village. Bridge joint work will require alternating one way traffic.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed in all locations throughout this portion of the project. Crews will fog seal the rumble strips today and tomorrow if needed, and this sealant will need to cure for approximately 2 weeks before permanent lines can be painted.

SIGNAL WORK: Crews will be onsite tomorrow, 9/28 working on the signal at the intersection of Routes 9 and 100. Every attempt will be made to keep trucks and equipment off to the side so that two way traffic can be maintained through the intersection. Delays should be expected.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews will continue placing gravel along the shoulders in needed areas of the project throughout the week of 10/2. This work will be in areas located outside the village limits.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, bridge joints, and shoulder 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.

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.