Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Court Decision to Lift Temporary Restraining Order on Champlain Parkway


Burlington, Vt. –   Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement today in response to the U.S. District Court’s decision to lift the temporary restraining order on the Champlain Parkway.


“We welcome the Court’s decision to lift the temporary restraining order and allow the Champlain Parkway to begin construction. It is especially gratifying that the Court recognized the important water quality benefits to Lake Champlain which the project will deliver through the construction of new stormwater treatment facilities.


“I am pleased the Court recognized the support of the City Council for this project through several elections. In late April, the project received a unanimous Council vote to approve the construction contract to build the Champlain Parkway.

“Once complete, the Champlain Parkway will substantially enhance the vitality along Pine Street, expand South End active transportation options, improve stormwater management to protect Lake Champlain, and remove truck traffic from residential streets.

“I am proud of the strong collaboration among the City, VTrans, and the Federal Highway Administration to invest in and develop critical transportation and environmental projects to improve our City’s livability.


We will start work next week.”

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