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Department of Public Works

East Avenue Traffic Calming


Example of a median/chicane traffic calming featureThe purpose of this project is to lower vehicle speeds on East Avenue. The improvements to East Avenue stem from a traffic calming request from May 2017. Based on measured speeds and crash data, East Avenue qualified for traffic calming treatments per the criteria listed in the 2020 Traffic Calming Manual. The design of this traffic calming project started in 2021 when funds became available.

The goals of the Traffic Calming Program are to:

  • Protect existing residential neighborhoods through traffic and speed management
  • Promote safe, comfortable, multimodal transportation
  • Provide acceptable levels of access, while minimizing unnecessary traffic or excessive speeds.






Public Engagement & Project Timeline To Date

  • 2017
    • A neighbor requests traffic calming & crosswalk improvements on East Avenue
  • 2020
    • DPW performs the Traffic Calming Manual evaluation, including traffic data collection, a review of crash history, and interdepartmental coordination
  • December 2021
    • DPW initiates a traffic calming project
    • DPW hires design consultant VHB for this project
  • February 15, 2022
    • Virtual neighborhood meeting to present two traffic calming design concepts
    • See a link to the presentation below
  • March - August 2022
    • Concept re-evaluation and refinement
  • August 23, 2022
    • Second neighborhood meeting to present revised design concept
    • See a link to the presentation below
  • September 21, 2022
    • Demonstration project to test concept
    • Design layout to confirm emergency vehicles can maintain normal access with traffic calming features
    • See images of the demonstration project below
  • December 14, 2022
    • Ward 1 NPA Presentation
    • See a link to the presentation below
  • January 18 and 21, 2023
    • On-street parking occupancy counts
  • April 19, 2023
    • Public Works Commission presentation & approval of on-street parking changes
    • See memo below
  • May - September 2023
    • Final design
    • Construction bidding
  • Summer 2024
    • Construction



Julia Ursaki
    Public Works Engineer
    dpwplanning@burlingtonvt.gov, 802-809-1355