Traffic Impact

US Route 2 at the temporary drawbridge will be reduced to one lane from 7AM to noon on April 17th for maintenance activities.

Notice to Mariners

Construction of the new US2 Bridge over Lake Champlain between South Hero Island and North Hero Island at mile 91.8 is halted due to a Covid19 shutdown. The channel is open with a 40 foot horizontal clearance and 17.5 foot vertical clearance at mean water level. The draw of the temporary bridge is closed to navigation. Questions may be directed to Mr. Jeff Ramsey of the Vermont Agency of Transportation at 802-917-4467, or Jacqueline Dagesse, Public Outreach Manager, at 802-324-5522. Mariners are advised to plan their transits accordingly and exercise caution when transiting the area.

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Construction Suspended During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, the Secretary of Agency of Transportation ordered the safe and orderly shutdown of all construction projects that are not deemed critical to the public health, safety, or national security as of 5 p.m., March 25. This applies to nearly all projects currently under construction or planned to begin with the start of the construction season, including the North Hero-Grand Isle Drawbridge Project. 


The shutdown has been extended beyond April 15th by Governor Scott. The only work on non-essential projects that will be allowed is that which is necessary to leave a project in a safe and stable condition until work can resume. For the North Hero-Grand Isle Drawbridge project the only allowable work is necessary bridge maintenance.

To learn more about this project, visit the North Hero Grand Isle Drawbridge webpage.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission  |  Address: 75 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, VT 05478  |  Phone: (802) 524-5958  |  Fax: (802) 527-2948   |