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Colchester Avenue Sidepath

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In the interest of improving pedestrian safety, the City with federal Bicycle and Pedestrian funding through VTrans, is planning a new sidepath on the south side of Colchester Avenue between South Prospect Street and East Avenue.  This project will replace, and widen an existing sidepath which is in poor condition.

Resource Systems Group, Inc. completed a Colchester Avenue Corridor Plan in 2010.  Recomendations from the Colchester Avenue Corridor Plan form the basis for this project.

The existing Colchester Avenue southern Sidepath will be removed and replaced to meet accessibility design criteria and widened to meet current design guidelines for shared bicycle & pedestrian paths. The project includes a new 10’ wide concrete sidepath to replace the existing 8’ wide sidepath east of Mansfield Avenue and the 5’ wide sidepath west of Mansfield Avenue.  This project includes widening the greenbelt between East Avenue and Mary Fletcher Avenue.

Updating this sidepath will benefit employees, visitors and patients of the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) as well as the University of Vermont (UVM).  UVMMC and UVM are financially contributing to this project.

STATUS

May 2016 - A Public Local Concerns Meeting was held on May 5, 2016.  Conceptual drawings depicting two possible sidepath layouts were presented at the meeting.  Conceptual drawing 1 from the meeting can be viewed here.  Conceptual drawing 2 from the meeting can be viewed here.

March 2016 - DuBois & King was selected to provide engineering design services for this project. Survey has been completed for the project, as well as location of existing utilities and additional documentation of existing conditions. Concept plans are currently under development.

PROJECT MANAGER:  Martin Lee P.E.

UPDATED: July 2016