About the Bridge
I-89 Lane Closures Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Crews will be working on the project on Saturday (6/24) with lane closures on I-89 northbound and southbound within the construction zone. Please reduce speed and use caution when driving through the project.
Week of June 26, 2017:
I-89 Traffic Delays – Daily single lane closures on I-89 northbound and southbound can be expected to continue through the week. Construction crews will be working in median as part of the bridge project. Reduce speed and use caution when driving through the project. Traffic delays can be expected.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation will replace the Middlesex US 2 (Bridge 55) over I-89 and the New England Central Railroad. Located about two miles east of the intersection of US 2 and VT 100B, the 660-foot, 35-foot wide, nine-span bridge is in poor condition. It will be replaced by a wider (40 feet) but shorter (512 feet) three-span bridge. The new bridge will be built east of the existing bridge.
Construction of the new bridge will be complex as it spans both an interstate highway and an active railroad. Building on a new location adjacent to the existing bridge will allow vehicular traffic to be maintained throughout construction.
The project schedule includes building the new bridge in the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons and removal of the existing structure in 2018.