Construction Update
Exit 16 DDI
DATE: Friday, February 24, 2023
Crews will be onsite, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Traffic impacts will be restricted to the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crews will continue working behind the bridge piers on both sides of the interstate bridges over U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) under lane closures and lane width reductions.

This work will require closures of the outermost lanes on U.S. 2/7 in both directions. In addition, lane width reductions along the I-89 northbound onramp on the west side of U.S. 2/7 will be in effect. The I-89 ramps will remain open.
Along the east side of U.S. 2/7, crews have completed the installation of the retaining wall behind the bridge pier. Crews will be onsite cleaning up the area along the retaining wall throughout the week. This work will be completed under lane closure of the outer northbound travel lane on U.S. 2/7.

Along the west side of U.S. 2/7, crews will continue removing material including ledge over the next several weeks to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall. This work will include hammering to break up the ledge for removal. This work will be completed under lane closure of the outer southbound travel lane on U.S. 2/7 and lane width reduction of the I-89 northbound onramp. 
Crews removing earth material to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall along the west side of U.S. 2/7.
Crews mechanically break up and remove ledge to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall along the west side of U.S. 2/7.
LOCATION: U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) in Colchester starting at the Winooski town line and continuing north for 1.05 miles to Sunderland Woods Road.

PROJECTED COMPLETION: Contract 1 Fall 2023 / Contract 2 Summer 2026
Construction Public Meeting Materials
VTrans held a Construction Public Meeting for the Exit 16 DDI Project on Thursday, January 12, 2023. The meeting included a presentation comprised of an overview of the project, the construction schedule and sequence, the anticipated impacts, and information about future blasting activities. View the presentation and watch the recording of the public meeting!
Diverging Diamond Interchange Comes to Vermont Educational Video
This video provides an overview of the Exit 16 DDI project, discusses the benefits of the Diverging Diamond Interchange design, and demonstrates how drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will navigate the new traffic pattern coming to Colchester, VT.

Translated Materials
VTrans is committed to providing a comprehensive and robust communications and public outreach program as part of this project. 

The project website has been upgraded to include a translation feature with the ability to automatically translate website content into 11 languages. 

In addition, the website is now home to a translated materials tab which includes several frequently asked questions and answers that have been translated into 11 languages with help from trained interpreters and translators from AALV in Burlington, Vermont. 

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