The 95-year old Burlington-Winooski Bridge is reaching the end of its service life and no longer meets the needs of the multi-modal community. The project area accommodates over 25,000 vehicles and roughly 300-500 pedestrians and bicyclists per day. This is a drastic difference since the bridge was first constructed to primarily accommodate trolleys.
The bridge replacement will provide wider lanes and shoulders, separated shared-use paths on each side of the bridge for bicycle and pedestrian traffic, and will improve connectivity, traffic flow, and safety for all users.
The overall project will include replacing the bridge and improving the intersections immediately south of the bridge, involving Riverside Street, Colchester Avenue, Mill Street, and Barrett Street. The intersection improvements will generally consist of roadway reconstruction and traffic signal modifications, with the goal of improving safety and mobility for all users.
VTrans is eager to engage the public throughout this multi-year project. The first public meeting will be held on September 19th, with more public meetings to follow as the project progresses.
Your Opinion Matters!
Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on September 19th, 2023 at the O'Brien Community Center in Winooski, VT.
If you were unable to attend this meeting, the presentation is posted below.
Public Meeting Presentation
September 19, 2023
A video recording of the meeting will be posted here for on-demand viewing. The video recording includes the entire meeting with the Question & Answers session. (To be posted the week of September 25th)
Numerous public meetings will be held throughout the project duration to keep everyone informed and engaged.
Activities Near the Bridge &
Short-Term Traffic Control
In the upcoming months, you may see workers on or near the bridge with equipment. These workers are gathering data, taking measurements, and locating underground utility lines.
For the safety of the workers, short-term traffic control measures, including intermittent lane closures, may be required.
These data collection activities are expected to begin on August 1st and will occur for short durations of time between the hours of 9 AM to 3:30 PM.
Construction of the new bridge will
not start until 2027.