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March 30, 2020 – The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has determined that, with the exception of one emergency project, all construction projects it provides funding for do not meet the criteria for being critical for public health, safety or national security that would qualify them as essential per Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order issued March 24, 2020. This pertains to any construction project that VTrans is funding, including grant projects.

This determination also extends to VTrans’ maintenance activities, which are currently limited to winter snow and ice control, safety patrols, and responding to necessary repairs that affect the safety of the traveling public. VTrans urges municipalities to consider using its direction on projects they are funding as guidance for interpreting what are essential services per Governor Scott’s Executive Order.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Municipal Assistance Bureau Director Susan E. Scribner  at Sue.Scribner@vermont.gov.