117 Roadway Rehabilitation Project

Please be advised that during the week beginning June 18, 2018 the Vermont Agency of Transportation in conjunction with Pike Industries Inc. will begin the 2018 – 2019 roadway rehabilitation project of VT Route 117 beginning in Essex where the State Highway begins to the intersection of Route 2 in Richmond. The anticipated completion date is October 11, 2019.

This project will consist of rehabilitation of the existing roadway subbase, new traveling surface with shoulder widening (where feasible), drainage, guardrail and signage upgrades, new signal at the intersection of 289 off ramp and VT 117 along with other incidental items throughout the project. 

During the construction period, motorists should expect traffic flow to be maintained at all times with one-way alternating traffic during construction hours with control present.  Motorists should also expect to be traveling on a gravel surface from approximately mid-July 2018 through August 2018 from Essex where the State Highway begins to the Jericho town line.  

The posted speed limit will be strictly enforced as the safety of the workers along with the motorists is of the utmost importance. We ask motorists to use extreme caution while traveling through the zone.  Please note the fines for speeding within the construction zone will be doubled.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085.  Click here: VT 117 Website for project information/updates or follow us on Facebook