Construction Update

Champlain Parkway Project

DATE: Friday, November 4, 2022


Starting Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 a.m. Flynn Avenue will be closed between Foster Street and Briggs Street during daylight hours to facilitate the installation of stormwater infrastructure near the intersection of Flynn Avenue and Briggs Street and utility sleeves between 208 and 288 Flynn Avenue. The closure will last for three (3) working days. Temporary detour routes will be signed for motorists and trucks as shown in the detour graphics below. Briggs Street will be widened and traffic will be shifted to accommodate two lanes throughout.

During the temporary closure, motorists traveling eastbound along Flynn Avenue, west of the closure, will be directed to take Briggs Street to Ferguson Avenue to Foster Street, and back to Flynn Avenue. Motorists traveling westbound along Flynn Avenue, east of the closure, will be directed to take Foster Street to Ferguson Avenue to Briggs Street, and back to Flynn Avenue. See the vehicular detour route below. Residential and business access will be maintained within the closure area.

During the temporary closure, trucks making pick-ups or deliveries to businesses along Flynn Avenue west of Pine Street are required to use the detour directing trucks to Home Avenue, the temporary roadway adjacent to Batchelder Street, Morse Place, and Briggs Street. See the truck detour route below.


Please note, all work will be restricted to daylight hours. 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. Access to residential and business driveways will be maintained throughout the work unless alerted otherwise. Businesses will remain open!

Regularly scheduled blasting events along the roadway alignment for the Champlain Parkway east of Briggs Street within the City’s Right-of-Way between Flynn Avenue and Ferguson Avenue are substantially complete. Crews will continue excavating material from the area. During the excavation work, there is the potential that crews may encounter intact ledge requiring additional blasting. Based on seismograph readings vibration levels from blasting have remained below the threshold for impacts to sheetrock structures. For additional information on the blasting procedure and impacts, click here.

Utility work will continue throughout the project along Flynn Avenue, Briggs Street, Lyman Avenue, Ferguson Avenue, Morse Place, Batchelder Street, and Home Avenue. Work will include the installation of new sewer lines, water lines, stormwater infrastructure, duct bank, and conduit.

Crews will transition from water line work along Flynn Avenue between Foster Street and the railroad tracks to the installation of stormwater infrastructure and utility sleeves for traffic signals and street lighting. Flynn Avenue between Foster and Briggs Streets will be reduced to a single lane with alternating east-west traffic while crews finish the waterline work. The stormwater and utility sleeves work will be completed under a full road closure along that segment.

Sewer line work along Home Avenue will be completed this week. Starting next week, crews will work to install sewer services to residences and businesses along Batchelder Street, Morse Place, Lyman Avenue, and Briggs Street. This work is anticipated to take several weeks. This work will require lane closures.

Batchelder Street will remain closed to through traffic during working hours to facilitate sewer work. Residential access will be maintained. This work will require temporary residential driveway closure for the installation of residential sewer services. Property owners will be contacted directly. Through traffic between Home Avenue and Morse Place will be maintained via a temporary roadway constructed just west of Batchelder Street. Lyman Avenue will remain closed at its intersection with Briggs Street.

Crews will continue working on the stormwater detention pond near Englesby Brook. Crews will begin excavating in preparation of the installation of the Englesby Brook box culvert. This work will be completed off the roadway.

Sears Lane will continue to be closed to thru traffic west of Kaigle’s Service Center. Emergency vehicle access will remain. The pedestrian crossing between Sears Lane and Harrison Avenue will remain open. Vehicle access to the HULA Lakeside Offsite Parking Lot (HULA parking lot) will now be from Lakeside Avenue only.  


These activities are anticipated and subject to change as construction conditions dictate.

  • Utility work will continue throughout the project:
  • Flynn Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Foster and Briggs Street to facilitate duct bank installation
  • Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane to facilitate the installation of water line
  • Work will continue installing sewer services to properties along Batchelder Street, Morse Place, Lyman Avenue, and Briggs Street
  • Crews will continue excavating rock from the blasting area


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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