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I-89 Bolton and Milton Interchanges Assessment

5.4 MB
Year:
2022
Theme:
Interchange, Interstate
Description:
Born out of the I-89 2050 Study, this assessment reviewed two interchange concepts, one in Milton near the West Milton Road bridge over I-89, and one in Bolton near the Bolton Valley Access Road. Both locations have previously underwent some form of study. However, the previous studies date back to the late 1980s/early 1990s. This assessment served to review modern geometric design standards and environmental requirements as they pertain to each conceptual interchange.
Consultant:
WSP
Geography:
Bolton, Chittenden County, Milton

Swift and Spear Street Intersection Feasibility Study

10.3 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Intersection, Safety
Description:
This project explored feasible options to improve walking, bicycling, and driving through the Swift and Spear Street intersection in  South Burlington.  This study considered four feasible alternatives, including a roundabout, to improve safety and function of the Swift and Spear St. intersection.
Consultant:
DuBois and King Inc.
Geography:
South Burlington

Transit Financing Study

1.9 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Transit
Description:
With the passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, there is expected to be a 35% increase in transit funding above the FAST Act investment levels; additional resources at the local level to serve as matching funds will likely be needed. Rather than just continuing to lean on existing sources of revenue, this renewed need for local funding offers the opportunity to overhaul how transit is funded both in the Chittenden County metropolitan area and in the rural parts of Vermont.
Consultant:
Steadman Hill
Geography:
Chittenden County

Jericho: Bolger Hill Road Supplemental Study, May 2021

2.8 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Storm Water, Technical Assistance
Description:
The scope of the Bolger Hill Drainage Scoping project was to provide engineering services for the advancement to conceptual design (25%) of the Alternative #4 Design presented in the January 2020 Bolger Hill Road Drainage Alternatives Study. This project builds on that previous study that investigated drainage issues and evaluated improvement options for Bolger Hill Road in Jericho. A survey was conducted, and conceptual plans were drafted to more accurately develop a cost estimate for improvements to Bolger Hill Road. Further design aspects of the Bolger Hill Drainage Scoping project conceptual design are noted below. The Jericho Center Circle SW BMP Design project is not discussed further in this Design Narrative. The purpose of the project is to provide a roadway and drainage alternative that reduces the erosion that is currently occurring along Bolger Hill Road and to reduce the sediment accumulation at its intersection with Jericho Center Circle. The need for the project is to reduce the gravel, which comes from Bolger Hill Road, that gets washed into the Town Green and abutters properties after large storm events. The Town would also like to improve the water quality in this area.
Consultant:
Hoyle - Tanner & Associates
Geography:
Jericho

Tri-Town Area (Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge) Transit Feasibility Study

2.4 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
buses, GMT, microtransit, public transportation, Transit, Transportation, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
The three contiguous communities of Cambridge, Underhill, and Jericho are seeking to develop a comprehensive “alternative” transportation system (i.e. one that does not rely heavily on single-occupancy auto) to serve their residents. This area has come to be called the “Tri-Town” area. The purpose of this study is to examine the range of possibilities for accomplishing this including various modes and services, organizational and administrative structures, and funding. It is intended that the results be relevant not only to the Tri-Town area but also for other rural portions of the GMT region.
Consultant:
Steadman Hill
Geography:
Cambridge, Jericho, Underhill

Making Carsharing Electric in Vermont

8.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Electric Vehicles, Transportation
Description:
This report details CarShare Vermont’s key findings and recommendations for effectively integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into shared fleets following a research-turned-pilot project. CCRPC funding supported research and planning, then CarShare Vermont self-funded a project to pilot our first EV with in-kind support from the Burlington Electric Department. The report provides more than 12 months of data about how the EV was used and by whom, its environmental impacts, and the financial and operational implications of converting to an electric fleet, as well as our recommendations for policies that will better support the integration of EVs into carsharing systems.
Consultant:
CarShare Vermont
Geography:
Burlington, Chittenden County

Underhill Roadway Safety Analysis: Pleasant Valley Road and Irish Settlement Road

13 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bike, Bike/Ped, Bike/Pedestrian, Safety
Description:
The safety review presented in this report includes two roadways in Underhill, VT being considered as designated bicycle routes. These roadways are the entire length of Irish Settlement Road and a segment of Pleasant Valley Road. These two roads serve as potential bicycle route connections between Underhill Center and Vermont Route 15 in Cambridge, VT, a popular cycling route in the state.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Underhill

Underhill River Road Pavement Assessment – Technical Memorandum

12.5 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Geotechnical, Pavement, Paving, Paving Analysis
Description:
VHB has assessed the pavement condition along River Road in Underhill. River Road is a major collector extending from VT Route 15 to the west to Range Road to the east. The study area consists of the portion of the road in Underhill which extends from Park Street to Range Road. The existing physical infrastructure, natural and cultural resources, stormwater drainage issues within the study area have been noted. VHB’s subconsultant (Sanborn Head) has conducted geotechnical borings of the existing pavement.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Underhill

Crosswalk feasibility Study at Old Stage Road across Mountain View Road

227.3 kB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Pedestrian, Safety
Description:
This study investigated and evaluated the feasibility of installing a crosswalk across Mountain View Road at the Old Stage Road intersection to address residents' need and provided field observations, findings and recommendations to the Town elected officials for making an informed decision.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Williston

Prioritizing Health in the Built Environment

2.9 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
Health, Land Use
Description:
Health starts where we live, learn, work and play. Cultural norms related to the use, access to, and promotion of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis products influence the rate and frequency of use in communities, particularly for youth. When community leaders prioritize health over other interests’, policies are enacted which enable healthy choices and behaviors and these choices become commonplace among youth. For example, a community that has adopted policies to limit where alcohol is sold, research states that communities see less underage drinking, less crime and a reduction in law enforcement costs.  
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County