Construction Update
Exit 16 DDI
DATE: Friday, January 27, 2023
TRAFFIC IMPACT AND DURATION: Early next week, there is the potential for intermittent shoulder or lane closures between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to facilitate the installation of construction signage and mobilization of construction equipment. Starting midweek, there will be closures of the outermost lanes on U.S. 2/7 in both directions between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to allow crews to begin removing material behind the bridge piers. 
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: Early next week, crews will continue installing advance warning construction signage throughout the area and mobilizing construction equipment. Starting midweek, crews will begin removing material including ledge from behind the bridge piers on both sides of interstate bridges over US 2/7 to facilitate the installation of retaining walls. This will include hammering to break up the ledge for removal. This work will be completed under lane closures. 
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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