South End Construction Coordination Announcement

DATE: Monday, July 25, 2022

The City of Burlington (the City) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) have several capital projects slated for construction within the South End of Burlington which have been carefully coordinated and phased to mitigate impacts to the community and the transportation system. The plan is known as the South End Construction Coordination Plan (SECCP) and is shown graphically below. The City and VTrans would like to provide a progress update for the three major projects included in the SECCP that are currently under construction: the Champlain Parkway project, the Shelburne Street Roundabout project, and the US 2, US 7, US 7 Alt. Class 1 Paving project (Burlington Class 1 Paving project). In addition, this update will also include relevant projects being completed by the City of Burlington’s Department of Public Works Divisions of Technical Services and Water Resources. 

LOCATION: 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. 


PROJECT PROGRESS: Construction on the initial contract is underway with this season’s construction activities focused on the area between Home Avenue and Sears Lane to avoid additional impacts to Pine Street while it is being utilized as a detour route for the Shelburne Street Roundabout. Limited clearing and grubbing work north of Sears Lane and the construction of a sand filter stormwater treatment element adjacent to Lakeside Avenue will also take place this year. Clearing activities within the project area are nearly completed, as well as a significant amount of grubbing. Stormwater improvement work located to the west of Pine Street between Sears Lane and Flynn Avenue includes the installation of the culvert at Englesby Brook and a stormwater detention pond. The installation of a sand filter and associated stormwater infrastructure just west of the Champlain College Miller Building and parking area on Lakeside Avenue is underway. Other stormwater infrastructure will be upgraded throughout the area. Utility work including the replacement of the water main along Batchelder Street and Briggs Street and the relocation of existing utilities underground along Flynn Avenue are slated to begin this construction season. In addition, portions of new roadway and the shared use path between Home Avenue and Sears Lane will be constructed and a section of sidewalk and roadway will be reconstructed along Flynn Avenue.


PROJECT FORECAST: Construction on the Champlain Parkway project is anticipated to continue in the area between Lakeside Avenue and Home Avenue during the second construction season. Work on Pine Street between Lakeside Avenue and Kilburn Street is anticipated to begin in 2024. 

LOCATION: The Shelburne Street Roundabout project is located at the intersection of U.S. 7 (Shelburne Street, South Willard Street), ALT U.S. 7 (Shelburne Street) Locust Street and Ledge Road in the City of Burlington, VT. The U.S. 7 project limits extend from Shelburne Street at Adams Court to South Willard Street at Chittenden Drive and on Shelburne Street along ALT U.S. 7 at Marian Street. Work will also be conducted on the following side streets: Gove Court, Locust Street and Ledge Road. 


PROJECT PROGRESS: All subsurface work including utility and stormwater installation, removal and disposal of contaminated soils, and full-depth roadway reconstruction has been completed on the project. Throughout the remainder of the season, work will include the installation of the remaining streetlights, curbing, splitter islands, and sidewalks, paving the shared-use paths and roadway, the installation of temporary line striping along the roadway, and work on landscaping enhancements. At the end of summer or early fall, the roundabout configuration will be in place and traffic patterns will transition to that of a modern roundabout.  


PROJECT FORECAST: The Shelburne Street Roundabout project is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2023. Work during the final construction season will include installing the remaining signage, paving the final wearing course, installing permanent line striping along the roadway, and completing landscaping work. 

LOCATION: The project area during the 2022 construction season will include U.S. 2 (Main Street) at its intersection with U.S. 7 (South Willard Street) and extend easterly along U.S. 2 (Main Street) past UVM to the Burlington/South Burlington town line.

This project will also extend northerly along Rt 7/Rt 2 from Main Street (South Willard Street, North Willard Street, Hyde Street) and along Riverside Avenue to the Burlington/Winooski Town Line at the Winooski River Bridge and will include approximately 300 feet of Colchester Avenue.


PROJECT PROGRESS: In coordination with the Shelburne Street Roundabout project, construction this season consists of segments of roadway further from the active roundabout project including Main Street, South Willard Street north of Main Street, North Willard Street, Hyde Street from North Willard Street to Riverside Avenue, and Riverside Avenue. Work to remove the roadway surface (milling) has been completed and paving the shim or leveling course in these areas will be completed by the third week of July. Throughout the remainder of the season, work will include adjusting the heights of sewer manholes and water drainage infrastructure, installing sidewalk tip downs, upgrading pedestrian crossing infrastructure as needed, sign replacement as needed, and paving the final leveling course throughout these areas. The final pavement surface and pavement markings are anticipated to be completed in these areas this fall.


PROJECT FORECAST: Next season, work will include milling, paving the shim course, adjusting the heights of sewer manholes and water drainage infrastructure, installing sidewalk tip downs, and paving the final roadway surface in the remaining areas of the project. These areas include Shelburne Street, the remaining portion of South Willard Street south of Main Street, St. Paul Street, North Winooski Avenue and South Winooski Avenue.  

TECHNICAL SERVICE DIVISION

Pine Street Patch Paving Project – located at various sections along lower Pine Street, is slated for construction this season.

Queen City Park Road Bridge Railing Repair – potential for construction to begin this season, but likely to begin in Spring 2023.

CY22 Paving Program: Flynn Avenue – located just west of the railroad tracks west of Briggs Street and extending west of Oak Beach Drive, is slated for construction in Spring 2023.

CY22 Paving Program: Birchcliff Parkway– located between Shelburne Street and Pine Street, is slated for construction in Spring 2023.

Saint Paul Street Patch Paving Project – located at various locations between Howard Street and Maple Street, is slated for construction in Spring 2023.

WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

Ledge Road Water Main Rehabilitation (Relining) Project – located just east of Shelburne Street extending to just east of Hillcrest Road, is currently under construction.

Flynn Avenue Force Main Rehabilitation Project – located on Flynn Avenue at the railroad tracks is slated for construction this season.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION:

For more information about the Champlain Parkway project please visit the project website champlainparkway.com or contact the project team via the project hotline, 802-496-8956 or by email: info@champlainparkway.com.


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For more information about the Shelburne Street Roundabout project please visit the project website https://vtrans.vermont.gov/projects/burlington-roundabout or contact the project team via the project hotline, 802-496-8956 or by email: info@shelburnestreetroundabout.com.


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For more information about the Burlington Class 1 Paving project please contact the Public Information Consultant, Natalie Boyle by phone, 802-855-3893 or by email: nboyle@eivtech.com.


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For more information about projects being completed by the City of Burlington Department of Public Works Divisions of Technical Services and Water Resources, please contact by phone or email or check out the City of Burlington’s Construction Portal for additional projects.


Department of Public Works: 802-863-9094,

dpw-pinecustomerservice@burlingtonvt.gov


Water Resources Division: 802-863-4501,

water-resources@burlingtonvt.gov

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