Sidewalk work continues to inch along in Stowe village, with work now taking place at night, too, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Crews began Sunday night at 7, digging a massive hole in front of Maplefields to work on drainage.

On Wednesday night, Mountain Road was closed from Stowe Inn to Main Street. Traffic was detoured to other routes.

Last week, concrete sidewalks were poured on the south side of Main Street between Shaw’s General Store and the Butler building.

Crews from Dale E. Percy Inc. planted trees on the north side of the village last week, and poured concrete connections from buildings to the sidewalks between the Akeley Building and 109 Main St.

Bricklaying continued at the bulb-out and 91 Main St. building connections.

Behind Stowe Community Church, crews built a wall for an electrical vault that will manage connections for the five utilities that now use Stowe village’s utility poles. Starting next spring, those utility lines will be relocated underground, threaded through 16-inch-diameter conduit being placed beneath the new sidewalks this year.

Directional drilling to make space for the conduit behind Stowe Dental Associates to the cemetery garage continued last week, with three out of four boring runs completed.

Finally, demolition of old sidewalks continued south on Main Street to its intersection with Mountain Road.

Construction continues in the lower village, too, as sidewalks are installed as part of a Vermont Agency of Transportation Route 100 project. The sidewalk includes the east side of Route 100 between Sylvan Park Road and Thomas Lane and the west side of Route 100 between Thomas Lane and River Road.

Questions about the VTrans project can be directed to Megan Savage at 802-496-3376, and questions about the town project can be directed to Abby Earle at 253-7350 or

Route 100

Workers are expected to finish milling the pavement on Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe, starting in Waterbury near the roundabout and working north to Shaw’s Supermarket.

The milling is intended to address the frost heaves and general waviness that developed in the pavement during the winter, and all work will be performed at night, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Throughout the week, crews will continue repairing existing drainage pipe inlets and outlets and completing slope work by laying stone at driveways. This work will be completed at night, except within Stowe’s lower village.

For questions about the work in Waterbury, contact Barb Farr at 888-3810 or


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