In 2000, the City of Burlington began to explore various design alternatives for the intersection of Shelburne Road (Route 7 and South Willard Street) commonly known as the Shelburne Road "Rotary". This area has been of concern to city officials in regards to current and future traffic flow and safety. The community also desired to enhance the location as a prominent gateway to the downtown.
Forcier Aldrich & Associates, Oman Analytics, Robert A. White ASLA