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Summer construction season returns to Rt. 7 on Monday

NEW HAVEN / WALTHAM / FERRISBURGH — Travelers between New Haven and Charlotte village should be prepared for potential traffic hassles beginning this week.
Work on major repaving of Route 7 in the northern half of Addison County and the southern part of Chittenden County will resume on Monday, according to state officials, with a projected completion date of July 28.
The repaving work in the southern-most of two projects will run from Lime Kiln Road just north of New Haven junction to the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line.
According to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the project will consist of prepping the existing pavement to include grinding, crack-sealing, and pothole repairs prior to resurfacing with three-quarter-inch pavement and pavement markings. 
The Ferrisburgh rail crossing just east of Vergennes will also be rebuilt and improved, along with other smaller items throughout the project. 
This is a continuation of the Route 7 project last summer that ran from the north end of Middlebury village to Lime Kiln Road in New Haven.
A second, similar Route 7 rebuilding project in Charlotte will also resume this week. VTrans said this northerly project stretches 3 miles from the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line north to the Ferry Road Intersection. Crews are expecting to shift Route 7 traffic to the detour from just south of East Thompson Point Road north to just beyond the Charlotte Berry Farm by the end of the week.
Two-way traffic will be maintained as much as possible, but officials warn that alternating one-way traffic will be used at times.
VTrans warns motorists to expect delays, although traffic flow will be maintained at all times with one-way alternating traffic during construction hours with flaggers on the job.  
VTrans is also asking motorists to be careful while traveling through construction zones, and to note fines for speeding within construction zones are doubled.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, public relations officer, at 802-862-6085. Project information updates will be available at countonitinc.com/road-construction-scheduled.

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