VT15 Multiuse Path, Essex Junction/Essex/Colchester/Winooski Scoping Study


The objective of the VT15 Multiuse Path project was to evaluate potential alignments for constructing a multiuse path connection adjacent to VT15 from West Street in Essex Junction to Exit 15 in Winooski. Numerous previous studies have considered a path in this location. This project builds on and consolidates the previous studies into one preferred alternative. This study developed an alignment and proposed implementation plan.

Stantec Consulting, in conjunction with Broadreach Planning & Design was selected to conduct this study. This study was conducted in association with Essex Junction, Essex, Colchester and Local Motion.

Scoping is a process that defines the purpose and the need of an undertaking, identifies adjacent resources and states the potential impacts on those resources. Scoping identifies safe and effective alternatives based on documented rationale that meet the stated purpose and need.  The scoping process results in the recommendation of a preferred alternative, which has local, regional and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) support.

Project Area

Public Meetings and Information

  • Public Work Session

A Public Work Session was held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7 pm at the Pomerleau Alumni Center,  Saint Michael’s College.


View Task C Summary – Conceptual Alignment Alternatives

Project Steering Committee

Bryan Osborne, Colchester
Dennis Lutz, Essex
Robin Pierce, Essex Junction
Jason Van Driesche, Local Motion

David Cutler, Saint Michael’s College
Christine Forde, CCRPC
Peter Keating, CCRPC
Bryan Davis, CCRPC



For more information on the VT15 Multiuse Path Scoping Study, contact: Christine Forde at 802.846.4490 x13.