COVID-19 | Vermont to Temporarily Suspend Service at Interstate Information Centers
The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services has announced that operations at 12 Travel Information Centers on I-89 and I-91 were suspended at the close of business on Thursday, March 19. Those centers closed were Alburgh, Bradford, Derby Line, Fair Haven, Georgia North, Georgia South, Hartford, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Randolph, Sharon, and Waterford. The remaining four centers: Bennington, Guilford, and Williston North and Williston South will remain open on Friday, March 20 from 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and will cease operations at that time.
Parking for trucks and cars will remain available at all information centers and rest areas. The State Information Center buildings were closed due to staffing shortages.
The State of Vermont Information Center Division and their contractual partners, the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce have been struggling to maintain operating hours due to staff shortages. These staff shortages are due to illnesses not related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), staff who are caring for family members, and others who are in the Centers for Disease Control identified risk groups. These staff shortages can no longer be managed by reducing hours of operation.