Middlesex – US 2 Bridge Replacement
Project Location: Bridge 55 is located on US 2 in Middlesex approximately 1.9 miles east of the intersection of US 2/VT 100B and spans over Interstate 89 and the New England Central Railroad (NECR) line. This is a multi-year project with construction starting in 2016 and completion scheduled for 2018.
Saturday (9/16) – No daytime lane closures are planned for US 2 or I-89.
I-89 SOUTHBOUND CLOSURES: I-89 Southbound closures are scheduled for Monday night (9/18) thru Thursday night (9/21) from 7:00 PM thru 6:00 AM between Exit 9 and Exit 8. I-89 Northbound will remain open with a lane closure at the project site.
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:00 PM TO ALLOW THE CONTRACTOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMPLETE THE WORK.
Week of September 18th, 2017
Crews will continue setting the structural steel at night for the new bridge over the travel lanes of I-89. For the safety of motorists traveling on I-89, VTrans will close I-89 at night, one direction at a time, between Exit 9 – Middlesex and Exit 8 – Montpelier.
I-89 Southbound is scheduled to be closed at night between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM this week:
- Monday, September 18th - Thursday, September 21st, 2017
- Between Exit 9-Middlesex and Exit 8-Montpelier
- I-89 Northbound between Exit 8 and Exit 9 will remain open to traffic with a lane closure at the project site.
Alternate Route during closures
During the southbound closure periods, motorists will be directed to exit the interstate in Middlesex at Exit 9 and follow US 2-East to Montpelier and access I-89 southbound at Exit 8. US 2 will be marked with signs as an alternate route.
Two-way traffic will be maintained on US 2 with occasional interruptions to allow equipment to access the site.
I-89 southbound, northbound and US 2 may be reduced to one-lane at the project site during daytime work hours. Motorists can expect delays. Crews will continue excavating for the new roadway to the bridge and backfilling abutment 2.
Traffic –Traffic delays can be expected this week on US 2 and I-89.
It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.
Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994. Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://www.us2middlesex.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/ .