Exit 12 Scoping Study
This study has been completed. View the Final Report »
Following Governor Shumlin’s announcement in May 2011 that the Circumferential (Circ) Highway as originally conceived will not be built, a CIRC Alternatives Task Force was formed to identify alternative projects and planning activities to address the region’s transportation issues. One of the major planning activities undertaken was the Williston-Essex Network Transportation Study (WENTS). The focus of the WENTS Project was to develop multimodal strategies that enhance corridor mobility and safety, improve access to major employment and retail centers, and support land use goals of the municipalities of Williston, Essex, and Essex Junction.
The WENTS findings and recommendations, which were formally adopted by the CIRC Alternatives Task Force in January 2013, specifically cited the Exit 12 & VT 2A Project as a key network improvement within the region. A re-configured interchange at I-89 Exit 12, in association with new local roads connecting VT 2A (between Exit 12 and Marshall Avenue) with the major retail centers in the area was seen as generating significant mobility benefits for the study area as a whole.
The Exit 12 Project further investigates and refines transportation alternatives that address existing and projected traffic congestion in the study area (see map below); enhance safety for all users; improve bike-pedestrian connections from areas south of the interchange to the existing network north of the interchange; and advance economic growth in the area.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:
Public Meeting # 3 – October 21, 2013
Public Meeting # 2 – October 1, 2013
Public Meeting #1 – June 4, 2013
Exit 12 Project – Scope of Work and Schedule:
- Purpose & Need »
- Project Schedule »
- Scope of Work »
- WENTS Project »
- CIRC Alternatives Project Pages »
- Final Report »
An Advisory Committee was formed to provide general oversight and policy direction for this project.
The committee was comprised of the following representatives:
- Meredith Birkett, Planning & Marketing Director, CCTA
- Time Baechle, Manager of Energy, Environmental , IBM Burlington
- Amy Bell, CCMPO Planning Coordinator, VTrans
- Ken Belliveau, Planning Director & Zoning Admin, Town of Williston
- Michele Boomhower, Asst. Director/MPO Director, CCRPC
- Frank Cioffi, President, GBIC
- Bruce Hoar, Town of Williston
- Chris Jolly, Planning & Programming Eng., FHWA
- Kevin Morton, Fire Chief, Town of Williston
- Jeff Nick, President, JL Davis Realty
- Ken Robie, Highway Safety & Design Program Mgr, VTrans
- Josh Schultz, Traffic Design & Safety Project Mgr, VTrans
- Todd Shepard, Chief of Police, Town of Williston
- Karen Sidney-Plummer, General Manager, RPAI US Management, LLC
- Jason VanDriesche, Director of Advocacy & Education Programs, Local Motion
- James Whitcomb, Williston Station Commander, Vermont State Police
Advisory Committee Meetings
Advisory Committee Meeting # 3 – September 5, 2013
Advisory Committee Meeting # 2 – July 11, 2013
Advisory Committee (Kickoff) Meeting # 1 – April 19, 2013
For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 846-4490 x *11.