I 89 Exit 16
Interstate 89 Exit 16 Scoping Study
(& I-89 Exit 16 Circulation Study)
Over the last few decades, significant development pressure has had a sizable impact on the US 2/7 corridor in the vicinity of the I-89 Exit 16 interchange in Colchester. Simultaneously, this corridor has grown to become a key arterial that connects Burlington and Winooski to points north, which further burdens the corridor with significant commuting pressures. These two forces have combined to create excessive intersection congestion during peak hours throughout the corridor. As a result, the corridor is faced with the challenge of how to enable further growth and development in the area with increasingly scarce funding for the necessary infrastructure improvements.
The Town of Colchester, the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Vermont Agency of Transportation are partnering in an effort to develop short and medium term transportation improvements for the US 2/7 corridor at the Exit 16 interchange. The goal of these improvements is to alleviate congestion and improve public safety which will consequently allow this commercial district to fully develop.
The study area is comprised of a roughly one mile section of US 7 from the Winooski City line north to the intersection of Rathe Road in Colchester.
Public Meetings & Information
For more information on the I-89 Exit 16 Scoping Study, contact: Eleni Churchill at 802.660.4071 x11.