Construction Update
Exit 16 DDI
DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023
Crews will be onsite Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Traffic impacts will be restricted to the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Starting Monday, March 27, and continuing through next week, crews will be working behind the bridge piers on the west side of U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) under the interstate bridges. This work will be completed under a lane closure and lane width reduction.

This work will require the closure of the outermost southbound lane on U.S. 2/7. In addition, lane width reductions along the I-89 southbound offramp/northbound onramp on the west side of U.S. 2/7 will be in effect. The I-89 ramps will remain open.
Crews will continue removing ledge and other materials in the area behind the bridge piers on the west side of U.S. 2/7 under the interstate bridges over the to facilitate the installation of the retaining wall. Crews will be drilling in the area in preparation of blasting activities which will being Monday, April 3. This work will be completed under a lane closure of the outer southbound travel lane on U.S. 2/7 and lane width reduction on the I-89 southbound offramp/northbound onramp. For more information on blasting activities, click here
Sawcutting of trench lines for the installation of new drainage infrastructure.
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
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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