Williston Essex Network Transportation Study

The goal of this study was to develop a multi-modal transportation improvement plan for the primary corridors in the study area to address mobility, connectivity and safety issues. The Implementation Plan includes a comprehensive and coordinated list of highway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and land use recommendations that satisfy the overall vision and goals of the study corridors.

This study has been completed.

Final Report: WENTS Final Report »
Appendix A: Phase 2 Report »
Appendix B: Model Information & Land Use Assumptions »
Appendix C: Public Outreach, Selectboards, and Steering Committee Communications »

 

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

STUDY AREA »
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION »
DOCUMENTS »
PUBLIC OUTREACH »
COMMITTEE »
CONTACT »
BACKGROUND »


Study Area

WENTS Map of Study Area

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Public Participation

The Public Involvement Plan was designed in the spirit of the CCRPC’s Public Participation Plan. The plan is predicated on an effective public involvement and public outreach campaign that involves transportation and other stakeholders as well as the broader public early in the process, checks in with them frequently, and then supports an outreach effort to present the final plan.

Public activities for the Williston-Essex Network Transportation Study (WENTS) included three public meetings/workshops and a series of presentations/updates during Selectboard/Trustees meetings for Williston, Essex and Essex Junction. The purpose of the meetings was to gather meaningful input from and disseminate information to elected officials, area residents, businesses, institutions, and other stakeholders. Information from these meeting is used to plan for more efficient and safe travel in the corridor for vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit.

WENTS is sponsored by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission in partnership with Williston, Essex and Essex Junction, VTrans and numerous other stakeholders.

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Documents

This study has been completed.

Final Report: WENTS Final Report »
Appendix A: Phase 2 Report »
Appendix B: Model Information & Land Use Assumptions »
Appendix C: Public Outreach, Selectboards, and Steering Committee Communications »

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Public Outreach

Public Meeting #2 – Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Watch a video of the meeting here »
Presentation »
Results & Recommendations Summary Memo Meeting Notes »

Public Meeting #1 – Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Presentation to Williston and Essex Selectboards – Monday, June 18, 2012

Presentation to the Essex Selectboard – Monday, May 21, 2012

Presentation to the Williston Selectboard – Monday, May 7, 2012

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Committee

Steering Committee Members:

  • Tim Baechle, IBM Burlington
  • Amy Bell, VTrans
  • Ken Belliveau, Town of Williston
  • Meredith Birkett, CCTA
  • Bruce Hoar, Town of Williston
  • Chris Jolly, FHWA
  • Sandy Levine, Conservation Law Foundation
  • David Libby, IBM Burlington
  • Dennis Lutz, Town of Essex
  • Rick McGuire, Town of Williston
  • Jeff Nick, JL Davis Realty
  • Bruce Nyquist, VTrans
  • Robin Pierce, Village of Essex Junction
  • Ken Robie, VTrans
  • Kate McCarthy, VNRC
  • Jason VanDriesche, Local Motion
  • Brian Wright, CSWD

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Steering Committee Meeting #7 – January 23, 2013

Steering Committee Meeting #6 December 13, 2012

Steering Committee Meeting #5 – October 25, 2012

Steering Committee Meeting #4  September 25, 2012

Steering Committee Meeting #3 July 30, 2012

Steering Committee Meeting #2 – April 20, 2012

Steering Committee Meeting #1 – March 12, 2012

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Contact

For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 846-4490 x *11.

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Background

Governor Shumlin’s announcement in May 2011 that the Circumferential Highway (Circ) – as originally conceived – would not be built, left a critical gap in planning for multimodal mobility and safety issues within the former Circ study area that includes Williston, Essex, Essex Junction and Colchester.

Since the Governor’s Circ announcement, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission staff have been coordinating with VTrans, the Circ communities and other stakeholders to identify implementation projects and planning activities which would aid in addressing multi-modal transportation needs in the former Circ area. A Circ Alternatives Task Force was convened to facilitate this process. For more information, please visit http://www.circtaskforce.org.

The Williston-Essex Network Transportation Study (WENTS) was one of the planning initiatives endorsed by the Circ Alternatives Task Force to address multi-modal transportation issues in major portions of Williston, Essex and Essex Junction areas.

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