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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....


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....


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)....


Ledge Removal Continues in Vermont Before More Rocks Tumble on Highway

To rectify a rock fall that occurred in 2012 and forced a temporary closing of a portion of I-89 in Berlin, Vt. , the state of Vermont removed a 1,400 ft. section of rock from the area. Most of the blasting that was done to remove the rock was completed, but small blasts may be needed to complete the job....


Vermont's $25M Route 100 Project Aims to Restore Deterioration

A $25 million road rehabilitation has crews working after hours in the towns of Waterbury and Stowe, Vt. The Route 100 project, approximately 9.5 mi. long, is necessary to address the poor pavement condition along the corridor, due to underlying concrete slabs that have caused reflective cracking into the top courses....


Middlebury's Main Street Temporary Bridge Reopens; Foot Traffic Resumes

The Main Street temporary bridge in downtown was reopened on Aug. 7, by late afternoon/early evening. A new pedestrian bridge has been installed, allowing foot traffic to resume on Main Street. Main Street will be open to all travelers....


VTrans Moves Closer to Middlebury Bridge, Rail Project

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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