The purpose of this scoping report is to develop and evaluate alternative improvements of the VT Route 15 / Sand Hill Road intersection in Essex, Vermont. The scoping process includes soliciting public input and seeking endorsement of a preferred alternative. Through working with the project committee and soliciting input at the local concerns meetings it was determined the project address to; 1. Improve operations and safety for intersection traffic, 2. Reduce delays and blocking queues on Sand Hill Road, 3. Consider school and recreation facility operations and pedestrian crossings, 4. Maintain / Improve mobility on VT 15.