City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

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Water Main Replacement Project

This fiscal year (July 1 2017 - June 30, 2018) we have contracted with Courtland Construction Company to complete open dig replacement of water mains on the following streets.  These are streets that were not eligible for water main relining due to the need to increase the size of the water main. Tentative schedules are provided and the dates will be updated as work proceeds.

2017 (Summer/Fall)

  • Ethan Allen Parkway (James Avenue to Lopes Ave) - August 28 through November 23

2018 (Spring)

  • Maple Street (Pine Street to Battery Street) - TBD, but to be completed prior to June 30, duration is approximately 38 working days
  • Colchester Avenue (Barrett Street to Nash Place) - TBD, but to be completed prior to June 30, duration is approximately 39 working days
  • Latham CourtTBD in2018, but to be completed prior to July 30, duration is approximately 19 working days
  • Ferguson Avenue (Pine Street to Shelburne Road) - TBD in 2018, but to be completed prior to July 30, duration is approximately 30 working days


While there will be some traffic pattern changes on all the streets, traffic impacts will be most substantial on Colchester Ave and Maple Street which will likely be reduced to one lane of traffic between 9 - 3 pm, with both directions of traffic restored outside those hours.  More details will be provided prior to the start dates of those projects. 

On all streets other than Maple Street and Latham Court, a new water line will be constructed parallel to the old water main.  Properties will be served by the old water main throughout the duration of construction.  Once the new main is in place, pressure tested and disinfected, services will be disconnected from the old water main and connected to the new water main. There may be periodic short disruptions of water service over the duration of the project during certain tie in periods and then a short duration disruption (~2 hours) on the day of connection.

Becuase of space constraints on Latham Court and Maple Street which require the new main to be in the same location (or very close to) the old main, properties will be put on a  temporary (and partially above ground) water supply on these streets and then will be connected to the new main once it is installed and tested.

Property owners will be receiving a letter to provide them notice of the project on their particular street.

Additionally, properties will receive at least 24 hours notice prior to any planned service disruptions.  During construction on your street, please keep an eye out for door hanger notices

The following letters have been sent to property owners and residents that will be affected:

Ethan Allen Parkway Advance Notice Letter