Winooski River Bridge Scoping Study
Fall 2018 Project Update
The project Advisory Committee met several times through the spring, summer and early fall to refine the study and plan next steps. CCRPC and McFarland Johnson staff have also met with VTrans Structures staff and Agency of Natural Resources personnel to discuss and further refine design details and resource impacts. From these meetings and comments received, a new draft final scoping report is now available here and in the Documents section below. The Advisory Committee recommendations can be found on page 51 while the descriptions of the five alternatives are on pages 27 through 43.
On October 15th the project was presented to the Winooski City Council. The Council consensus agreed with the Advisory Committee recommendation on a preferred alternative. The remaining steps in this project include a presentations and recommendations to the Burlington City Council – a meeting likely to take place in November.
Beginning in the spring of 2017 and extending into the summer of 2018, the CCRPC, along with the Cities of Burlington and Winooski and other partner organizations, and the public, began an important project that connects the two cities. The bridge over the Winooski River is approaching 90 years old and nearing the end of its expected useful life. For both structural and functional reasons, this bridge will require significant improvements, perhaps outright replacement, in the not-too-distant future.
The CCRPC hired the engineering consultant firm of McFarland Johnson to undertake a scoping study – to identify site constraints and develop and recommend crossing alternatives. They have been assisted by RSG for traffic analysis and Hartgen Archeological Associates for cultural and historical resource impacts. The project has also been overseen by an advisory committee of interested parties (see roster below). The project’s scope of work, schedule and Advisory Committee meeting’s documentation are all available at the links below.
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There will be a number of opportunities for public participation throughout this project, beginning with an alternatives presentation and local concerns meeting.
Winooski City Council Presentation: October 15, 2018
Local Concerns Meeting & Alternatives Presentation: February 6, 2018
6:30pm, UVM Medical Center’s McClure Conference Room, Colchester Ave.
- Project Scope of Work »
- Project Schedule »
- Purpose and Need »
- Archeological Assessment »
- Draft Traffic Assessment Report: Model Documentation and Results »
- Draft Resource Identification Report »
- Draft Final Scoping Report (Report Only) »
- Draft Final Scoping Report (Full, with Appendices) »
A Winooski River Bridge Advisory Committee has been established, and all details, including meeting information, will be posted here. View the Advisory Committee Roster »
Advisory Committee Meeting # 5 | July 12, 2018
Advisory Committee Meeting # 4 | April 3, 2018
Advisory Committee Meeting # 3 | December 11, 2017
Advisory Committee Meeting # 2 | July 25, 2017
Advisory Committee Meeting # 1 | June 7, 2017