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.

SHOULDER WIDENING: Shoulder widening operations are completed for now, and are scheduled to resume at the end of August.

COLD PLANING: Crews are scheduled to begin cold planing (grinding up the top layer of the road surface) in the early part of the week, either Monday or Tuesday (8/21-8/22). Milling operations will begin near Chimney Hill Rd. and progress easterly through the town of Wilmington. Milling should be completed in town by Thursday, 8/24.

CRACK SEAL/POTHOLE REPAIR:  Crack sealing and pothole repair on milled surfaces is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, 8/24-8/25.

PAVING: Intermediate course of pavement is scheduled to be put down beginning Monday, 8/28. Paving in town will take approximately 3 days. Please note that paving operations are weather dependent, and inclement weather will change this proposed time frame.

PARKING: While crews are conducting milling and paving operations, temporary parking restrictions will be in place along the work zone within the town limits. Parking restrictions apply during construction hours only.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Milling and paving operations 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.