Construction Update

Champlain Parkway Project

DATE: Friday, May 5, 2023


Work begins next week on the rail road crossing improvements at Flynn and Home Avenues. A temporary suspension of the residential Quiet Zone will be in effect to facilitate the improvement work. Audible train horns will be used to provide advanced warning of oncoming trains. The residential Quiet Zone will be reestablished once the work is completed.

The section of Home Avenue just west of Foster Street and just east of Queen City Park Road will be closed starting Monday, May 8th at 7:00 a.m. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is anticipated to last approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Local access to residents and businesses will be maintained. A detour route will be signed utilizing Queen City Park Road. For additional information including a detour graphic, click here.


Please note, all work will be restricted to between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone. All roadway and lane closures will reopen during the evening hours and on weekends unless otherwise noted. Access to residential and business driveways will be maintained throughout the work unless alerted otherwise. Businesses will remain open! Motorists should anticipate rough and uneven gravel driving surfaces throughout the work zone.

Batchelder Street will be closed during the day and will reopen each evening. Traffic will be shifted onto the Parkway alignment during the closure. Traffic on Briggs Street will be shifted onto the Parkway alignment throughout the day. Reminder, on-street parking along Briggs Street has been permanently removed. Residential and business access will be maintained.

Throughout the week, Flynn Avenue will be reduced to a single lane near the railroad crossing with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers.


Crews will continue working on Home Avenue between Foster Street and Queen City Park Road under a full closure. Work continues on waterline installation as crews conduct water testing and tie in the new waterlines to the existing system. There is the potential for temporary water service interruptions starting mid-week. Impacted property owners and residents will be notified by Burlington Water Resources. Crews will continue excavating Home Avenue to facilitate the installation of stormwater infrastructure. There is the potential for culvert work associated with the railroad crossing improvements to begin next week.

Paving will take place next week along Batchelder Street and Briggs Street under closures. There is the potential for short temporary driveway access restrictions to facilitate paving operations. Impacted property owners and residents will be notified by a member of the Project Team. 

Crews will begin working on improvements to the railroad crossing on Flynn Avenue throughout the week under lane closures.

Conduit for future light poles will continue to be installed along the Parkway alignment between Sears Lane and Flynn Avenue. Crews will begin installing subbase along the shared-use path alignment. This work will take place outside of the roadway.  


The Champlain Parkway Project spans a 2.8-mile area from the I-189 intersection with US 7 to Lakeside Avenue, and includes upgrades to Lakeside Avenue, and improvements to the section of Pine Street between Lakeside Avenue and Main Street. 

The initial contract includes the construction of the Champlain Parkway from Home Avenue to Lakeside Avenue, upgrades to Lakeside Avenue, and improvements to the section of Pine Street between Lakeside Avenue and Kilburn Street. 


Initial Contract 2024

Final Contract 2027

Project Website


For more information about the project please visit the project website or contact the project team via the project hotline, 802-496-8956 or by email:

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