VT 15 Sidewalk/Path Scoping Study – Athens Drive to VT 289

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Final Report Available (July 31, 2018)

Over the years, the Village of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex have greatly expanded their pedestrian and bicycle network through a series of sidewalks, shared use paths, and on-street facilities. The VT 15 corridor, from Essex Junction Village to VT 289 Interchange is an important link missing to connect these facilities. As the interest in active transportation has grown, the need for this link has grown.

This  project will  develop and evaluate possible bicycle and pedestrian connections  for this important, missing link along VT 15. The project area begins on the east side of the Village at Athens Drive, where an existing shared use path ends. It extends eastward approximately 0.70 miles to the VT 289 interchange, where there is an existing shared use path on the east side. The need for better bicycle and pedestrian facilities in this location has been discussed for many years but discounted as being too difficult and/or too costly to construct.

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Study Area

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Public Participation

Public Meetings: June 27, 2018

Two public meetings will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm to  present bicycle and pedestrian improvement concepts for VT15 in Essex and Essex Junction. The meetings will be held at the Essex Town Office, 81 Main Street, Essex Jct, VT

Athens Drive to VT289 – 6:30 pm | Ethan Allen Avenue to West Street Extension – 7:30 pm

The Town of Essex, the Village of Essex Junction and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission are hosting a Public Meeting to present design concepts for bicycle and pedestrian improvements along VT15 in two locations – Athens Drive to VT289 starting at 6:30 pm, and Ethan Allen Avenue to West Street Extension starting at 7:30 pm. Please attend and provide your thoughts on what is needed in this corridor. If you are unable to attend and have comments/questions, please contact Christine Forde, Senior Transportation Planner, CCRPC, 802-846-4490 or [email protected]

Local Concerns Meeting: December 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm, 81 Main Street, Essex Jct., VT 05452

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Documents

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Committee

Essex Jct. Village Staff

  • Robin Pierce, Community Development Director
  • Rick Jones, Public Works Superintendent

Essex Town Staff

  • Dennis Lutz, Town Engineer/Public Works Director
  • Darren Schibler, Planner

CCRPC

  • Christine Forde, Senior Transportation Planner
  • Marshall Distel, Transportation Planner

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Contact

For more information, please contact Christine Forde, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *13.
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