Exit 17 Scoping Study




The Exit 17 Interchange and the adjacent intersection of US 2 and US 7 (Chimney Corners)
experiences significant congestion during peak travel hours.  The interchange, while situated in Colchester, serves as the primary access to the Interstate for Milton and Grand Isle County.  This scoping study will conceptually identify near-term options but focus more on detailed evaluation of long-term alternatives that may necessitate expansion of the existing overpass.

Study Area

Public Meetings

Grand Isle County Public Informational Meeting – October 8, 2014

Public Meeting # 4 – May 27, 2014
(Presentation to the Colchester Selectboard)

Public Meeting # 3 – May 19, 2014
(Presentation to the Milton Selectboard)

Study Alternatives Presentation – Tuesday, October 22, 2013
(In conjunction with a Colchester Selectboard Meeting)

Local Concerns Meeting – Tuesday, September 10, 2013
(In conjunction with a Colchester Selectboard Meeting)


Project Documents

Study Area Crash Summaries:

Scope of Work

Final Report


Study Team

Bryan Osborne, Director of Public Works, Town of Colchester
Roger Hunt, Director of Public Works (acting), Town of Milton
Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, Town of Milton
Amy Bell, Planning Coordinator, VTrans
Richard Hosking, District Project Manager, VTrans
Michael LaCroix, Traffic Design & Safety Engineer, VTrans
Chris Jolly, Planning & Programming Engineer, FHWA
Matt McMahon, Government Affairs Specialist, LCRCC (previous committee member)
Meredith Birkett, Director of Planning & Marketing, CCTA
Steve Rolle, Senior Transportation Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Michele Boomhower, Assistant/MPO Director, CCRPC
Eleni Churchill, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, CCRPC
Jason Charest, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, CCRPC


Study Team Meetings

Meeting # 1 – August 6, 2013

Meeting #2  – September 12, 2013, 10am – 12pm

Meeting #3  – October 10, 2013, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Meeting # 4 – October 21, 2013, 1:30pm

Meeting # 5 – December 18, 2013, 1:00 – 2:30pm


Project Consultant

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Contact Us

Please direct all comments and questions to:

Jason Charest – jcharest@ccrpcvt.org