I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Study

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is working with the City of South Burlington (City) to identify possible crossing improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users in the I-89 Exit 14 area, and evaluate the feasibility of those improvements.  The goal of the study is to recommend an alternative transportation crossing option that has the support of the community so that funding may be pursued for engineering, permitting, and ultimately construction.  CCRPC contracted with Stantec to provide support for the study.

The City of South Burlington is divided by I-89 at the Exit 14 Interchange.  US Route 2 is a principal arterial roadway that spans I-89 and is a major transportation connection between many major employment centers and residential areas in Burlington and South Burlington, including the planned mixed use South Burlington City Center on the east side.  The interchange area, including US Route 2, was primarily designed for moving motor vehicles efficiently and at speeds not typically compatible with bicycle and pedestrian uses.  While existing sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and transit service provide alternative transportation accommodations along US Route 2, these modes are likely underutilized due to the speed, numerous conflict points, and volume of traffic immediately adjacent to and crossing these facilities.

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STUDY AREA

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public participation

The CCRPC Public Participation Plan is the foundation for all CCRPC public engagement efforts. The public engagement plan for the Bike-Pedestrian Crossing Study of I-89 at Exit 14 will support the Social Community goal in the 2013 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 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 Bike-Pedestrian Crossing Study of I-89 at Exit 14 will be led by an Advisory Committee and will seek input from project Stakeholders to include adjacent property owners, business groups, transportation providers and City committees. Two public meetings will be held to obtain ideas and feedback from the public.

Public Meetings

Draft Final Report Presentation to the City Council
Monday, April 16, 2018
The draft report was presented to the City Council on April 16, 2018 at their regularly scheduled meeting.

Community Meeting # 2
Tuesday, April 18, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm
Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington

Community Meeting # 1 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm
Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington

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STUDY DOCUMENTS

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PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

The role of the Project Stakeholders is to represent a range of perspectives; 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.
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The role of the Advisory Committee is to oversee the project and make recommendations regarding the direction of the study.

Advisory Committee Members:

  • City of South Burlington (City) – Ilona Blanchard, Paul Conner, Justin Rabidoux
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) – Nick Meltzer
  • Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) – Christine Forde, Peter Keating
  • University of Vermont Transportation Research Center (UVM TRC) – Jim Sullivan
  • Stantec – Greg Goyette, Sean Neely

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contact

This project is being managed by Christine Forde of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. Please direct all comments, concerns, and questions to her:

Christine Forde, Senior Transportation Planner
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, VT 05404
802.846.4490, [email protected]
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