8/17/17 – The most recent construction update is posted below.

 Information about the Northfield Street/VT 12’s reconstruction project is included in the weekly construction updates. 

Weekly updates will be posted on this page and also on the City of Montpelier’s Facebook Pages, Makeover Montpelier and Montpelier Alive Facebook Pages.  Local media will also be posting update information weekly.  The City Clerk’s office will have paper copies of the updates available at the front desk. 

To sign-up to receive weekly construction updates, please call 479-6994 or email jfp1999@myfairpoint.net with “Montpelier Paving Project” in the subject line. Please include your name, street address, business name, if any, phone number and email address. 

A map showing the allowable work times for the downtown paving project by location can be found at:  http://www.montpelier-vt.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3852


Construction Update
Montpelier Transportation Projects


Project Location:  State Street, Main Street, and VT 12 – Elm Street – Work to include milling, paving, manhole and drainage structure adjustments and extensive sidewalk improvements.  VT 12-Northfield Street – new water, sewer, storm water improvements, sidewalks and a stabilized road base.


Northfield Street Detour – Possible Road Closures from Prospect Street to just below #52 Northfield Street.

During service connections Wednesday (8/23) thru Friday (8/25), Dubois Construction will have the option to close Northfield Street to traffic from Prospect Street and just below #52 Northfield Street between the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Closures will only occur if necessary. 

Traffic is strongly encouraged to use Derby Drive-National Life Drive-Memorial Drive as an alternate route.  The alternate route for truck traffic is Dog River Road-Memorial Drive.  Both routes are marked with signs.

Week of August 21st, 2017

Day Work – (7:00 am to 9:00 pm, M-F)

VT 12/Elm Street – EXPECT DELAYS!

  • Milling operations will continue from the Montpelier Pool working north to the end of the project at the Montpelier/Middlesex town line.
  • If crews complete milling the travel lanes and shoulders before the end of the week, they will start milling the side street entrances working from the Middlesex/Montpelier line south towards Spring Street. Street parking will be blocked off on each side of the side street entrance for the equipment to access the work area. Once the work is completed, parking spots will be re-opened. 

Traffic – Travel will be reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Motorists can expect traffic delays all week. 

Northfield Street Update

Sewer Installation – Installation of the new sewer main pipe will continue from the Econo Lodge progressing towards Derby Drive. 

Water Installation –

Mainline installation may continue as well this week from the Econo Lodge towards Derby Drive. 

Service connections between Memorial Drive and Prospect Street are planned for early this week.  Upon completion of water testing, service connections between Prospect Street and the Econo Lodge could also occur this week.   Advance notification will be provided for service interruptions.

Traffic – Alternating one-way traffic is anticipated all week.  Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternative routes using Derby Drive or Dog River Road during construction. Traffic delays of up to 10 minutes can be expected on Northfield Street.

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates will be posted on www.roadworkupdates.com , The City of Montpelier’s Front Porch Forum and Facebook Pages, Montpelier Alive’s Facebook Page and Makeover Montpelier’s Facebook Page.