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Department of Public Works

Colchester Avenue Crosswalks


In the interest of improving pedestrian safety, the City with federal Bicycle and Pedestrian funding through VTrans, is planning two new crosswalks on Colchester Avenue. 

The proposed western crosswalk will be between East Avenue and Fletcher Place.  There is a substantial amount of jay walking in this area.  The 2011 Colchester Avenue Corridor Plan by Resource Systems Group, Inc. noted that between the University of Vermont's central and Trinity campuses pedestrians cross at random locations that may not always be visible to motorists.  Without a crossing near Fletcher Place, pedestrians have over 1,100' to travel before reaching a crossing oppurtunity.

The proposed eastern crosswalk will be close to the Centennial Field entrance.  The existing crosswalk in this location is not compliant with accesibility standards.  The existing crosswalk leads pedestrians into a private driveway and does not provide adequate pedestrian visibility.


April 2018 - The eastern crosswalk near the Centennial Field entrance was constructed in Summer 2017.  Due to utility conflicts, a bumpout was also constructed at this location.  The proposed western crosswalk near Fletcher Place is planned for construction in Spring 2018.

April 2016 - Conceptual plans are being developed by the DPW Engineering Group.

PROJECT MANAGER:  Susan Molzon, P.E., Public Works Engineer

UPDATED: April 2018