Vermont statewide conditions of roads and highway closures.

Vermont road construction delays.

Road construction and repair work can be a real problem for a truck driver. Especially in the over-weight or oversize trucking industry when travel restrictions apply on top of your permit requirements and state regulations. Live information is important to specialized trucking industry truck drivers. The potential problems that can sometimes be avoided due to road closure or construction delay’s are well worth researching. Many road construction delays can be avoided by commercial truck drivers by doing a little research. Especially in Vermont where windy roads around mountains go on for hours. Also know the tire chain laws.

Vermont weather conditions.

Weather conditions can be a real problem for a commercial truck driver. Whenever our dispatchers quote a shipment in order to provide transport service it is based on the amount of time it will take to deliver it. Vermont is widely recognized as a state that has fierce winter snowstorms, wind storms, rain, hail storms, and icy roads. Ice, ice, ice is what I think of when thinking of Vermont. The cold wind will part your teeth in the right year and location. Rough weather for commercial truck drivers is pretty much the norm during the winter months. This is why trucking companies count on the data provided by the Vermont DOT to inform them of weather conditions so they can make information-based decisions. Weather conditions are one of the biggest factors in all aspects of the commercial trucking industry from heavy haul all the way to flatbed trailer and step deck trailers.

Vermont road closures and highway information.

Vermont road restrictions and traffic delays. Maintenance, construction, traffic. Click to view current live DOT information.

Vermont road closures.

Road closures are another big factor to consider in Vermont trucking. If the road is flooded out or a bridge is out there’s very little chance a semi-truck is going to pass thru it. Especially one hauling an oversize load. This is yet another example of why current data is so important in the over-the-road transportation industry. With the amount of rain, ice, and cold wind that occurs in Vermont a road you may have counted on traveling the day before may not be there on the next. Especially if your picking up or dropping off the shipment in a remote location which is pretty popular these days with the logging industry. It takes all kinds of heavy equipment like cranes, tractors, dozers, excavators, and more to feed this huge industry. The only way to get them in/out is by trucking them. Current Vermont road closure information is imperative and we’re glad to be able to pipe it to you.

Vermont bridge repair or construction.

The summer months usually bring in bridge repair crews as the mild weather supports construction and repair crews. Winter bridge repair is usually avoided if possible as the costs of repairs are more as transporting in mud or working under harsh conditions is much harder. At times bridge construction jobs don’t have to be concerned with traffic, especially if it’s a new bridge. However, the majority of bridge repairs or construction is add-on work to beef up an older bridge in order to keep it in service longer. If the bridge repair work is going to cause traffic delays commercial trucking companies need to know about it right away. If the driver of the truck is forced to go around a bridge if it’s closed the miles traveled is further results in additional costs. The Vermont DOT usually does a great job at getting these notifications out right away so commercial vehicle operators can factor this into their logistics planning and avoid potential delays.

Vermont traffic delays

With more and more motor vehicles on the road delays are excepted. The more people the more consumer goods needed which means more commercial trucks are on the roads and highways. Again, we’re very appreciative the Vermont DOT does a great job at getting traffic delays posted live on traffic maps so commercial vehicle drivers can see them and potentially avoid them. Oversize loads and usually restricted from traveling during peak hours in major cities and on major holidays but traffic delays don’t always have to do with volume. Accidents or wrecks, construction crews, lane closures, and weather conditions all play a part in determining how the traffic flows. Commuters and professional drivers all do their best to avoid traffic.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Today, I-89SB left lane closure just south of exit 15 in Winooski for bridge joint repair. Lane will be closed until repair is complete.

VT-100 in Stowe is Closed near the intersection of Sylvan Park Rd due to a crash. Please expect delays in the area and seek an alternate route if possible.

VT-15 in Johnson is CLOSED between Hogback Rd and Sunny Acres Rd due to a crash. Please seek an alternate route an expect delays in the area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-91SB north of exit 9 in Hartford is down to one lane due to a crash. Please go slow in the area while crews work the scene.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-89NB between exit 10 and 11 in Richmond is closed due to a crash. Expect delays in the area or seek an alternate route. Will update when appropriate.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Today Aug. 23nd. through Aug. 26th. VT 142 in Vernon will be closed at the railroad crossing south of Tyler Hill Rd. for reconstruction of Rail Crossing.

I-89 NB in the Richmond flats area is experiencing major delays due to an animal incident in the area. Please drive through the area with caution.

VT-108 "Smugglers Notch" is CLOSED between Cambridge and Stowe due to a stuck Tractor Trailer. Please seek an alternate route and expect delays in the area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-91 Northbound in St. Johnsbury is CLOSED to ALL TRAFFIC from Exit 20 to Exit 21 due to a Commercial Vehicle Crash and associated Tractor-Trailer fire. Closure is expected to last for an extended period.

TRAFFIC ALERT: US 2 east of Cochran Rd in Richmond is closed due to a crash. Expect delays or seek an alternate route. Will update when appropriate.

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Reference: http://newengland511.org/