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Winooski River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Technical Feasibility Study

23.7 MB
Year:
2017
Theme:
Bike and Ped, Transportation
Description:
This study evaluated alternatives for a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Winooski River connecting the cities of Burlington and Winooski. The issues examined for each alternative included permitting feasibility, project design and cost, right-of-way impacts, and utility conflicts. A comprehensive scoping study of the preferred alignment may be warranted depending on the outcome of a 2017/2018 scoping study of the Main Street Bridge over the Winooski River.
Consultant:
DuBois & King Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, Winooski

Winooski Transportation Master Plan

31.2 MB
Year:
2017
Theme:
Transportation
Description:
Through extensive outreach to a broad set of stakeholders, this Transportation Master Plan identifies the community’s values and vision for Winooski’s future transportation system. This plan includes a prioritized Action Plan to help the City ensure that future transportation policies and projects align with the community’s priorities and are directed toward a shared vision for the future of Winooski.
Consultant:
Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Inc.
Geography:
Winooski

Vermont 15 Corridor Study: Essex to Winooski

30.4 MB
Year:
2015
Theme:
Corridor, Route 15, Transportation, Vermont 15
Description:
The goal of the VT 15 Corridor Study is to develop a comprehensive multi-modal transportation improvement plan (Plan) for the VT 15 corridor from Main Street (“Circulator”) in Winooski through the towns of Colchester and Essex and the Village of Essex Junction, to the border of Essex and Jericho. The Susie Wilson Corridor from VT 15 to VT 2A was also addressed. The Plan presents a long-term vision and goals for the corridor and recommends a number of short, medium and long-term transportation and land use strategies to achieve the vision over time. Transportation strategies developed for the study area address highway, pedestrian, bicycle and public transit modes. Land use, access management and corridor aesthetic strategies were also developed that support the long term vision of the VT 15 corridor. This Plan builds on the numerous planning efforts, development programs and projects that have been initiated over the last several years along the VT 15 Corridor by state, regional and local entities. This final report includes all interim reports prepared throughout this study to: assess the current and future land use and transportation conditions in the study area; develop a vision and goals for the study corridors; and articulate strategies to achieve the vision through a detailed implementation plan.
Consultant:
BFJ Planning, RSG Inc., TranSystems
Geography:
Colchester, Essex, Winooski

Winooski Main Street Corridor Plan

3.7 MB
Year:
2014
Theme:
Corridor, Transportation
Description:
The primary goal of this study was to evaluate transportation issues and develop short and medium-term improvement strategies to address capacity and safety issues along the Main Street (US 2/7) corridor in Winooski from the Downtown Circulator north to the Colchester Town Line. This report presents a summary of the process, findings, recommendations, and implementation plan for short/low cost and medium-term transportation improvements in the corridor.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Winooski

Vermont Route 15 Bicycle & Pedestrian Scoping Report

99.3 MB
Year:
2013
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian
Description:
This scoping study evaluates bicycle and walking mobility in the VT15 Corridor between Exit 15 in Winooski and West Street Extension in Essex Junction and develops a preferred alternative for advancing to design and construction.  
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Winooski

Burlington Branch ~ Railroad Bridge Rating Report

9.3 MB
Year:
2012
Theme:
Bridges, Freight, Infrastructure, Rail, Transportation
Description:
As of November, 2011, Bridges 2.40, 4.02 and 4.12 rate sufficient for freight car weights up to and including 315K without speed restriction on an infrequent basis. 263K and 286K freight traffic may be operated on a regular basis (including unit trains), provided trains with 286K cars not exceed 25 mph over bridge 4.12. 315K freight traffic may be operated on a regular basis (including unit trains), provided trains with 315K cars not exceed 10 mph over bridge 4.12, or 25 mph over bridge 4.02.
Consultant:
Railstar Engineering LLC
Geography:
Burlington, Winooski

Weaver Street over New England Central Railroad ~ Structural Assessment

1011.6 kB
Year:
2012
Theme:
Bridges, Infrastructure, Rail, Transportation
Description:
The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a structural assessment of the existing bridge, summarize its condition and determine appropriate repair options. On site assessment included sounding the soffit of the concrete arch as well as obtaining concrete cores for laboratory testing. Alternatives presented in this report are potential solutions for addressing concerns about the structural degradation of the existing arch bridge.
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Winooski

Western Vermont Corridor Transportation Management Plan ~ Final Report

21.3 MB
Year:
2010
Theme:
Corridor, Freight, Rail, Western Corridor
Description:
The purpose of the Western Corridor study is to evaluate transportation, land use and related conditions and create a Transportation Management Plan that presents a unified, long-term vision for managing and improving the transportation system in western Vermont. As an initial effort to coordinate planning over a vast study area, the plan does not recommend specific projects. Rather, it presents a broader vision and framework for transportation investment policies and strategies. Continuing the ongoing collaboration among the study partners will be key to developing and implementing specific projects and programs consistent with the recommendations of this plan. The plan is being coordinated with the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s ongoing project development efforts in the Corridor, including various railroad initiatives.
Consultant:
Cambridge Systematics Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Stantec
Geography:
Burlington, Charlotte, Chittenden County, Colchester, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, State, Winooski

Mallets Bay Avenue, West Lane, & Union Street Signal Warrants Analyses

302.6 kB
Year:
2009
Theme:
Signal, Technical Assistance, Transportation, Warrant Analysis
Description:
2009 Review of relevant traffic signal warrants analyses for the subject intersection. The intersection is well below the traffic signal warrant thresholds. Therefore the existing signal could be removed following proper removal procedure and improving the corner sight distances.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Winooski

VT 15 Corridor Study

35.8 MB
Year:
2008
Theme:
Corridor, Transportation
Description:
The Route 15 Corridor is the stretch of land 8 miles long and several miles wide between Essex Junction and Burlington that runs along Route 15 in Chittenden County. In this historic area are Fanny Allen Hospital, now part of the Fletcher Allen Health Care System, St. Michaels College, and the picturesque Fort Ethan Allen (now a vibrant mixed-use area with housing and commercial development), The Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Camp Johnson, Vermonts richest farmlands in the Intervale, and the protected land of the Winooski Valley Park District. At either end, the corridor connects two major economic centers, the IBM Essex Junction facility and the City of Burlington. The following corridorwide and local reports delve into the many aspects of the corridor future, from rail implementation, TOD, Market, and Alternatives analysis, Modelling, et al.
Consultant:
Buckhurst Fish & Jacquemart Inc., Resource Systems Group Inc., TranSystems / E.H. Pechan & Associates
Geography:
Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Underhill, Winooski