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RoySwkr
05-14-2011, 08:27 AM
High water has apparently damaged many roads in VT. It sounds like some will be one-lane for awhile. Note this is dated May 9 and some may have reopened by now.

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Subject: NEWS ALERT: VTrans Road Update

For Immediate Release May 9, 2011 4:30 PM

CONTACT: Sue Minter 802-828-2657

Agency of Transportation Road Update - 5/9/11 4:30 PM

State Road Closures:

Route 7 / Highgate / "Tyler Place": Closed due to flooding and debris. Area is being monitored and we anticipate being able to open the road later in the week.

Route 36 in St. Albans, between Georgia Shore Road and McQuam Road, is closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid this section of roadway. We anticipate an extended closure.

Route 118 between Montgomery and Belvidere is down to one lane in multiple locations. These are extended events that will last until further notice.

Route 122 in Lyndon, between the Interstate and Wheelock Road, is down to one lane due to slope failure. This will be an extended event that will last until further notice.

Route 114 between Canaan and Island Pond, through Norton, is down to one lane in several areas due to multiple slope failures.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is continuing to protect the roads from flooding effects, particularly around Lake Champlain and the Islands. While lake levels have crested and are beginning to recede, strong winds from the north are now continuing to affect some roads. VTrans is monitoring the situation, and taking immediate action when needed to shore up the roads affected. Traffic controls are also in place to assist construction vehicles for road improvement operations that continue throughout the day in some areas. Delays can be expected along Route 2 between Milton and the Islands. Travelers are cautioned to please drive slowly and, if possible, to avoid the area during commuting times. Road work is expected to continue throughout the area until at least Wednesday.

Ongoing Areas of Concern:

Route 125 near Chimney Point is closed approximately 13 miles west of Middlebury. Route 17 in Chimney Point (previously closed) remains open.

Route 2 / Sandbar / Causeway: Water is still over the road surface (up to 6 inches in some areas), and travel is slow. VTrans has completed installation of jersey barriers which are intended to delineate the edge of the roadway and keep debris out of the travel way. Crews have armored the south side of the causeway with large stone and are currently working on armoring the north side of the causeway. Crews expect to be done with armoring the causeway by Wednesday.

Route 2 / City Bay and Carry Bay: Crews have worked to armor portions of the banks with large stone. Armoring work is complete for now, but is being monitored.

Route 2 / Alburgh-North Hero Bridge / "Mother's Bend": Crews have worked to armor portions of the banks with large stone. Armoring work is complete for now, but is being monitored.

Route 2 / Just north of Alburgh-North Hero Bridge: Crews have installed jersey barrier and built up the roadbed with crushed stone. The work is done, and the area is being monitored.

Route 78 / Swanton: Crews continue to armor the banks with large stone, and build berms to keep debris out of the road. Crews expect to be done with the armoring by Wednesday. Delineators have been installed to define the edge of the roadway. Road is now clear of water.

Route 129 / Ilse La Motte: Traffic down to one lane as crews continue to armor the causeway with large stone, and build berms to keep debris out of the road. Crews expect to be done with the armoring by Wednesday. Areas with water over the road are being constantly monitored. Travelers should proceed with caution.

I-89 Southbound in Milton reduced to one-lane traffic due to instability of the right lane.

Note that the Chimney Point and Grand Isle ferries are still running on schedule.