Essex

The Town of
Essex

The Town of Essex is Vermont’s second most populous community. Nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, Essex (inclusive of the Village of Essex Junction) features a landscape both bucolic and urban. Safe, walkable, well-loved neighborhoods are surrounded by trail-laced open spaces. Residents work at a diverse array of local companies and global icons. Add one of the state’s most highly-respected school systems and an ever-burgeoning sense of community connection, and Essex is an ideal place to spend a lifetime – or even just an afternoon. 

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CURRENT PROJECTS:

Allen martin Drive/vt 15 intersection scoping study

Allen Martin Drive serves as the primary access point to the Saxon Hill Industrial Park (SHIP) in Essex. Continued development in the park has led to a concern of traffic congestion and left turn conflicts at the Allen Martin Drive and VT 15 Intersection. Ultimate SHIP plans include a secondary access road to River Road / VT-117, but until this road is constructed, Allen Martin Drive is expected to remain the primary vehicle access route to the SHIP. The Town of Essex has sought assistance from the CCRPC to complete a scoping process that will evaluate existing conditions including intersection sight distance, truck turning movement and signal warrants and assist the Town in selecting a “preferred alternative.”

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BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN PLAN

This plan represents a unified Town/Village bicycle & pedestrian plan that connects the entire community. It assesses the existing network, and identifies and prioritizes future needs so that the Town and Village can pursue implementation opportunities as they arise. This project considers updated design approaches; there have been many recent innovations in bicycle and pedestrian design, many of which may be applicable to the Town and Village and result in a more cost effective and easily implemented network.

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VT ROUTE 15 – STAGE ROAD TO ESSEX WAY SIDEWALK FEASIBILITY STUDY

This feasibility study evaluated possible sidewalk improvements along VT15 between Stage Road and Essex Way.

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