Winooski River Bridge Scoping Study

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The purpose of this Scoping Report was to develop alternatives for the improvements to the Main Street Bridge connecting the Cities of Burlington and Winooski over the Winooski River. | View the Final Report »

Beginning in the spring of 2017, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), along with the Cities of Burlington and Winooski and other stakeholders, initiated a scoping project for the Main Street Bridge over the Winooski River that connects the two cities. This bridge, a significant regional facility, is approximately 90 years old and is nearing the end of its expected design life. For both structural and functional reasons, this bridge will require significant improvements or outright replacement, in the not-too-distant future.

The CCRPC engaged the services of McFarland Johnson Inc. to assist with the development and evaluation of transportation alternatives that promote safe and efficient travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders using the Main Street Bridge over the Winooski River. The recommendations outlined in this scoping report have been developed through close coordination with the CCRPC, the Cities of Burlington and Winooski, the project Advisory Committee comprised of a wide variety of stakeholders and local leaders, and the general public. This effort concluded with the selection of a locally preferred long-term alternative that was accepted by both City Councils.

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For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 861-0117.