2017 Road Construction

Please be advised the week beginning April 17, 2017 the Vermont Agency of Transportation in conjunction with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corporation will begin construction work in Essex Junction.  The anticipated completion date is the end of August, 2017.  

This project will consist of grinding of the existing pavement, placing two courses of new pavement, drainage and manhole structure adjustments, pedestrian crosswalk improvements, new signs, new line markings and other incidental items.  Motorists should expect traffic flow to be maintained with traffic control present allowing for alternating one lane of traffic.   

Below is the project limits with the hours of operations that the work will be completed in the listed area:

Route 2A - Park Street:

·         Winooski River Bridge to Mill Street                   6:00pm to  6:00am

·         Mill Street to the 1st set of RR tracks                  8:30am to 10:00pm

·         2nd set of RR tracks to Lincoln Place                  10:00pm to 6:00am

·         Lincoln Place to 200' past North Street              8:30am to 10:00pm

Note: There will not be any work between the 2 sets of railroad tracks.

Route 15 - Pearl Street:

·         Susie Wilson Road east to Post Office Square     6:00pm to 6:00am

Work within this section includes milling, paving, new pavement markings from West Street Ext. to Post Office Square; New pavement markings from West Street Ext. to Susie Wilson Road; New railroad crossing installed at West Street Ext.

 Route 15 - Main Street:

·         5 Corners intersection north to Church Street     10:00pm to  6:00am

·         Church Street to the Village/Town line                8:30am to 10:00pm

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Relations Officer at 802-862-6085.  If you would like to receive a weekly update of the contractors anticipated work schedule please email sbarrett@ coibsinc.com your request.  For daily updates on the project go to www.countonitinc.com.  

Pearl Street Link

On Monday, May 8th, construction on the Pearl Street Link project will begin. Project limits are on Pearl Street from Five Corners to Post Office Square. The project involves the minor widening of Pearl Street for the addition of bike lanes, relocation of overhead utilities, refurbishment of existing sidewalks (where needed) and installation of new street lighting. Don Weston Excavating, Inc. was awarded the bid for construction of this project.

Project work will begin at 7 AM and will finish by 6 PM. Two way vehicle travel will be available throughout, however motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Traffic control will be present during construction hours. There will be an ADA compliant pedestrian route available at all times.

The project will be completed by October 27th, 2017. If you are interested in receiving daily project updates, please e-mail resident engineer Steven Lizewski at slizewski@ dlhce.com.

For additional information about the project, contact Robin Pierce at 878-6950 or robin@ essexjunction.org.  

Pearl St. Link Project Preliminary Plans

Color Project Roll

Preliminary Right of Way Plans