Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 5/21/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

Memorial Day Holiday: In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, crews will be off of the road by noon on Friday, 5/25/18 with work resuming on Tuesday, 5/29 at 7:00 AM.

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.

PAVING: Paving is scheduled to continue throughout the week of 5/21/18 from Searsburg to Woodford. Side roads and driveway aprons will continue to be paved ahead of the paving of travel lanes. Crews will be off the road by noon on 5/25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

COLD PLANING: Milling operations will continue west toward Bennington throughout the week of 5/21/18. It is anticipated that cold planing will be finished by the end of the week.

DRAINAGE STRUCTURES: Work on drainage structures will continue toward Bennington throughout the week of 5/21/18.

POT HOLE REPAIR: Pot hole repair continue throughout the week of 5/21/18.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes 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. Motorists are advised that they will encounter several active operations along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

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.