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New Sidewalks

Sidewalk infrastructure is provided along approximately 85% of City streets. New sidewalk infrastructure is planned and prioritized using the Transportation Plan and Sidewalk Strategic Plan. While sidewalk repairs are funded through the City's annual sidewalk capital program, new sidewalk is often funded through grant awards.

Cliff Street

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Following the recommendations of the Cliff Street Mobility Study, the City applied for and was awarded a Sidewalk Program grant from the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) to construct a sidewalk along Cliff Street between Willard and Prospect Streets.

At the Public Works Commission meeting of March 11, 2009, a combination of two design alternatives, Alternatives 2 and 4, from the Cliff Street Mobility Study were approved as the preferred design. Click here to view the conceptual design, which will:

  • Retain the existing curb and street alignment along Cliff Street between South Willard Street and Summit Ridge, constructing a sidewalk along the northern edge of the City's right-of-way and following the existing footpath.
  • Remove on street parking to construct new curb, new sidewalk, and a new greenbelt of varying width within the existing right-of-way on the northern side of Cliff Street between Summit Ridge and Summit Street.
  • Retain the existing curb and street alignment along Clif Street between Summit Street and South Prospect Street, constructing a sidewalk and a greenbelt of varying width within the northern edge of the City's right-of-way.
  • Remove on street parking, shift the centerline to the west, and construct a new sidewalk and curb along the east side of South Willard Street between Cliff Street and Deforest Road

STATUS

In response to the feedback received from residents earlier this year, we have a revised design for the Cliff Street Sidewalk.  The latest update on the design was presented at a public meeting at the Front Conference Room of the Department of Public Works (645 Pine Street) on Tuesday, September 16th 2014. (Click here to view the plans)

The Public Works Commission approved a change in resident parking to allow Cliff Street residents between Summit Street and Summit Ridge to use Summit Ridge for resident parking, to mitigate the loss of on-street parking.  

February 2015 the design consultant has submitted and is responding to comments on the 85% plans. March 2015 this project has been advertised for construction. The project is anticipated to start construction in the Spring of 2015.

July 2015 Construction of the sidewalk was started. There were several challenges that were faced during the construction that ultimately completed in November of 2015.

PROJECT MANAGER: Laura Wheelock PE

Updated January 2016


 

Flynn Avenue

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The City is working to improve the pedestrian accommodations along Flynn Avenue, an important route for Champlain Elementary School students. The City applied for and received a Sidewalk Program grant from the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) to construct and repair the sidewalk along Flynn Avenue. The project consists of:
1.Construct a new sidewalk within the City's right-of-way on the north side of Flynn Avenue between Shelburne and Pine Streets.
2.Replace the sidewalk on the south side of Flynn Avenue between Briggs Street and the nearest driveway to the east.
3.Construct curb ramps where none exist on the south side of Flynn Avenue.

STATUS
Lamoureux & Dickinson Consulting Engineers have been hired to complete the sidewalk design. 25% plans were received in November 2012 and preliminary plans are expected in December 2012/January 2013. Allowing time for plan review, public meetings, and permitting, we anticipate construction in summer 2013.

View the 25% plans in profile and plan view 

Feburary 2015 -  The consultant L&D has submitted their 85% design plans to the State for their review. It is anticipated that this project will start construction mid-summer.

View 85% plans.

August 2015 Construction of the sidewalk was started. The construction of this new sidewalk was straight forward and completed ahead of all construction schedules in early September 2015.

PROJECT MANAGER: Laura Wheelock PE

Updated January 2016