Route 116 travelers should expect traffic delays due to repaving work

STARKSBORO — Motorists traveling Route 116 between Starksboro and Bristol should expect traffic delays all week, starting Sept. 25 as part of a VTrans repaving project.
This fall, VTrans will be resurfacing Route 116 on a six-and-half mile stretch between Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro and the Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol. Overall the project will focus on paving two layers of new pavement, cleaning the ditch lines and installing new guardrail. Following completion of work on this section, the project will close down for the winter.
This week, road crews are scheduled to be paving the first layer of new pavement. Travel will be reduced to one lane with alternative one-way traffic around all active construction operations. Guardrail crews may be working throughout the project.
Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic flow.
The Route 116 paving project will not include paving within Bristol village.
In spring 2018, the next part of the Route 116 paving project will continue, beginning outside Bristol Village and continuing to the intersection of Route 116 and Route 7 in Middlebury.

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