East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Scoping Study

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This study is completed and the final report is available here.

The East Allen Street Scoping Study advances the planning efforts for the East Allen Street corridor undertaken as part of the Winooski Transportation Master Plan and the Winooski Gateway Corridors Form Based Code. These planning efforts offered a vision for increased safety and mobility for all roadway users, improved streetscape amenities, and enhanced economic development opportunities along the major gateway corridors in Winooski.

East Allen Street carries over 18,000 vehicles per day in some locations, making this a major connection in the both the Winooski and regional transportation network, as well as serving as one of the main gateways into Winooski. This study seeks to identify a package of technically feasible and locally-supported improvements that enhance safety and accessibility for all modes, improve overall aesthetics, and maximize gateway development and redevelopment opportunities along East Allen Street.

The study area runs along East Allen Street (VT Route 15) from the Winooski Downtown Circulator east approximately 3,700 feet to Roland Court which is immediately east of the Interstate 89 Exit 15 interchange.



Study Area


Public Participation

The CCRPC Public Participation Plan is the foundation for all CCRPC public participation efforts. The public participation plan for the East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Study will support the Social Community goal in the 2018 ECOS Plan: “Promote the skills, resources, and assurance needed for all community members to participate in the workforce and in their family, civic and cultural lives, within and among their neighborhoods, and in the larger community.” The ECOS Plan is the combined Regional Plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Chittenden County. This Plan is the culmination of almost two years of dedicated work from the municipalities, over 45 organizations, and residents. The Public Engagement Plan will also support Strategy 8 of the ECOS Plan: “Ensure that the projects and actions in all ECOS strategies assess equity impacts, and that the design and development of programs are inclusive of all and engage underrepresented populations.”

In order to accomplish these goals, the East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Study will be led by an Advisory Committee and will include three public meetings.

Public Meeting # 1 | February 14, 2019, 6:30pm, Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street
An introduction to the project process and an opportunity for the public to voice their input on safety and mobility along East Allen Street.

Public Meeting # 2 | June 13, 2019, 6:30pm, Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street
This presentation and discussion will be focused around the alternatives along the corridor which have been developed and analyzed based on the feedback collected during the first public meeting. Please come out to share your ideas and thoughts on the future of mobility, safety, and accommodations for all modes of travel along this important gateway into downtown Winooski. Your input is vital to the success of this project and we welcome all who are interested in this exciting and transformative project!

Public Meeting # 3 | October 7, 2019, 6:00pm, Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen St.
A presentation of the study will be given during the City Council meeting and will focus on the Advisory Committee’s recommended alternatives. A motion for the City Council’s consideration to endorse the recommended alternatives will be sought. Your thoughts, feedback, support and/or concerns will be helpful in the decision making process!




ADVISORY Committee

The role of the Advisory Committee is to represent a range of perspectives; review study materials and provide feedback; communicate with and provide updates to their organizations/constituents; and participate in developing the purpose and need statement, alternatives, and recommendations. Ultimately, the City Council will consider and endorse the final design recommendations of the Study.

Meeting # 1 | January 30, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm, CCRPC Office (110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski)
Overview of the study, solicit feedback on study goals, strategies, issues, and opportunities.

Meeting # 2 | April 29, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm, CCRPC Office (110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski)
Overview of alternatives evaluation, solicit feedback on the options presented.

Meeting # 3 | July 31, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm, CCRPC Office (110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski)



For more information, please contact Jason Charest, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, at (802) 846-4490 x *32.