Work planned for Route 7 this week

MIDDLEBURY — People traveling between Brandon and Middlebury via Route 7 this week should prepare for some potential traffic delays due to a substantial road repaving project.
Paving work may force lane closures around the construction areas. Traffic control officials will assist in maintaining traffic flow. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays while proceeding through the project, and plan accordingly.
The project will begin just north of the center of Brandon, near the McDonald’s Restaurant, and will continue to just north of the intersection of South Village Green in Middlebury. The project will include surface prep, crack sealing and pothole repair, according to Greenman-Pederson Inc., the project management company.
Weather permitting, paving of the wearing surface, or final layer of pavement, began on Monday, Sept. 22, and will continue throughout the week. The wearing surface for the Middlebury portion of the project is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 27. This portion of the paving will begin at Creek Road and progress south on Route 7.
The goal is to have all of the major work completed by Oct. 15 — weather permitting. Any elements of the job unable to be completed due to changes in weather and temperatures will be finished in the spring, according to project managers.

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