Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 8/28/17

PROJECT LOCATION: The Bennington-Wilmington paving project begins in the town of Bennington along Route 9 just west of the junction of Route 229 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.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: Crews will be off the road by noon on Friday, 9/1/17 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 9/5/17 at 7:00 AM.

CRACK SEALING: Crack sealing operations will be conducted along milled surfaces for the remainder of this week.

PAVING: Intermediate course of pavement is scheduled to be put down through downtown Wilmington on Monday, 8/28 or Tuesday 8/29. Paving in town will take approximately 3 days. Crews will begin at Haystack Rd. and pave easterly to the intersection of Route 100S, completing one lane each day. They will set back to Haystack Rd. on successive days, and pave easterly each day. Please note that paving operations are weather dependent, and inclement weather will change this proposed time frame.

PARKING: While crews are conducting paving operations, temporary parking restrictions will be in place along the work zone within the town limits. Crews will remove parking restrictions as soon as they can after paving downtown. Parking restrictions apply during active construction hours only.

STRUCTURES: Crews are scheduled to adjust the height of structures on Thursday and Friday, 8/31-9/1 along the road after intermediate paving has been completed. Structures include man holes, water valves, storm drains, etc… While lane closures around these operations are possible, every effort will be made to maintain two-way traffic through the village on these days.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving 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.

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, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. A fact sheet for these projects is attached for your information.