Construction Update
Exit 16 DDI
DATE: Friday, August 18, 2023
A portion of Mountain View Drive at its intersection with U.S. Route 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) is currently under lane reductions to facilitate the connection of independent utilities from the existing to the new underground infrastructure. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. These lane reductions will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This work is anticipated to continue throughout next week.
Work continues connecting the existing utilities to the new underground infrastructure.
Sunday, August 20, through Thursday, August 24, during nighttime hours, 7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., U.S. 2/7 between South Park Drive and Mountain View Drive will have lane closures to facilitate duct bank and stormwater infrastructure installation. At least one travel lane will remain open in each direction during the nighttime hours. Side street access will be maintained throughout this work. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use caution while driving through the work zone and pay close attention to signage as traffic patterns will change.

Monday, August 21, through Friday, August 25, during the daytime hours, 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., work will continue along U.S. 2/7 throughout the project area under lane closures. Only a single travel lane will be closed in each direction during the daytime hours. Intermittent lane closures along U.S. 2/7 between South Park Drive and Mountain View Drive will be in effect throughout the daytime hours to facilitate the paving of sections of roadway disturbed during overnight work. The outermost southbound lane along U.S. 2/7 between the Interstate 89 (I-89) ramps will be closed to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall along the west side of U.S. 2/7. 

All users should expect delays and plan ahead. 
Next week, during nighttime hours, crews will continue to install duct bank and stormwater infrastructure along U.S. 2/7 between South Park Drive and Mountain View Drive. The duct bank work will take place along U.S. 2/7 between Interstate 89 (I-89) southbound onramp and South Park Drive working south. The stormwater infrastructure work will take place along U.S. 2/7 near Champlain Farms or the Shell Gas Station. This work will require lane closures along U.S. 2/7.

Next week, during daytime hours, crews will continue to pave sections of disturbed roadway along U.S. 2/7 and construct the western retaining wall that will run along the west side of U.S. 2/7 outside of the I-89 bridge piers under lane closures
Crews continue installing duct bank along 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 Spring 2024 / Contract 2 Summer 2026
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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