Construction Update
Exit 16 DDI
DATE: Friday, February 3, 2023
Due to extreme winter temperatures, there will be no construction activities starting Thursday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m. with crews returning Monday, February 6 at 7:00 a.m.

Crews will be onsite 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.

Lane width reductions along the I-89 southbound onramp will be in effect between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. next week to facilitate work behind the bridge pier on the east side of U.S. 2/7. 
Crews will continue removing materials including ledge from behind the bridge piers on both sides of interstate bridges over US 2/7 to facilitate the installation of retaining walls. Next week, work will be focused on the east side of U.S. 2/7. This work will include hammering to break up the ledge for removal and be completed under lane width reductions along the I-89 southbound onramp. Crews will begin the process of shoring (installing temporary structural reinforcement) to the excavated area to allow for the construction of the retaining walls. 
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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