Vermont Agency of Transportation


For a Small State, Vermont's List of 2021 Transportation Projects is Long

For being one of the nation's smaller states, the Vermont Agency of Transportation's (VTrans) list of highway projects for 2021 is prodigious, indicative of the agency's responsibilities that extends far beyond replacing old pavement and fixing bridges on its state, federal and interstate roadways....


Vermont Bridge Replacement Debate Reignites After Two Years

Obstacles to the Depot Street Bridge replacement project in Bellows Falls, Vt., have reinvigorated a community debate between replacing the bridge at its existing site or constructing an alternative, angled bridge that would shift the flow of traffic further north, an option which is favored by many economic-development proponents....


North Hero-Grand Isle Bridge Work Proceeds After Setback

A $60 million Vermont bridge project is back on track after unexpected hazardous material held up work for months. Construction crews are currently excavating the cofferdam with a crane and clam bucket on the east side of the existing North Hero-Grand Isle bridge....


Burlington, Vt., to Do Pre-Planning for Railyard Road Project

Preliminary engineering on Burlington, Vt.'s railyard enterprise construction project, which will link Pine Street with Battery Street, is slated to begin this summer. The city has long hoped to connect the two major roadways downtown, in part to ease traffic on nearby King and Maple streets, residential areas often congested with cars....


Design Ideas Propose New Life for Old New England Bridges

Ideas presented recently for what to do with the two old bridges connecting the towns of Brattleboro, Vt., and Hinsdale, N.H., all started with acknowledging the Connecticut River, the wildlife and the historical uses of the island between the two....


Work Under Way on Trail Bridge Over Vermont's Winooski River

Work got under way Sept. 18 on the construction of a trail bridge over the Winooski River between East Montpelier and Berlin, Vt., as part of the Cross Vermont Trail. Local leaders and trail enthusiasts were on hand for a celebration of the official start of site work....


Vermont AOT Announces 2021 Grant Program for Highway, Stormwater Mitigation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has announced a funding opportunity to provide financial assistance to municipalities in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of water statewide. The state's Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program funds grants only to companies with a transportation link....


Vermont's Lamoille Rail Trail Gets Full $14M Funding, With 2022 Finish

Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) announced Aug. 12 that the state legislature has approved funding to accelerate the completion of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT)....


Cianbro Leads North Hero-Grand Isle Drawbridge Project

When the state of Vermont received the go-ahead to begin discussing the logistics of replacing Bridge 8 on US 2, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) jumped at the opportunity. The historic bridge, which is the state's only vehicular movable bridge, was originally built in 1953 to carry US 2 over Lake Champlain between the towns of North Hero and Grand Isle....


Through the Center of Town: Rail Spans Yield to Temp Bridges, Then Tunnel

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in collaboration with the town of Middlebury, is undertaking a project to replace two nearly 100-year-old rail bridges in the center of Middlebury with a tunnel....






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