Thank you for attending the recent public meeting and for completing the Travel Survey

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

The Burlington-Winooski Bridge is located between Burlington and Winooski carrying US Routes 2 and 7 over the Winooski River.  This bridge provides a vital connection between the two cities, as well as the region. As the sole downtown crossing over the Winooski River, the Burlington-Winooski Bridge provides a link for approximately 25,000 vehicles per day and approximately 500 pedestrians and bicyclists per day.  This is a drastic difference since the bridge was first constructed to primarily accommodate trolleys.

The existing bridge, constructed in 1928, is currently safe, but is approaching the end of its service life. In addition, the bridge no longer meets the needs of the communities it serves.  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.

The project team, including the Vermont Agency of Transporation (VTrans), City of Burlington, City of Winooski, and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), are eager to engage the public throughout this multi-year project.  A series of public meetings will be held throughout the project.  Further details can be found on the News & Events page.

Burlington-Winooski Bridge currently

Project Updates

Recent Public Meeting

Thank you for attending the recent public meeting, held on January 23, 2024, at the Winooski School District. If you were unable to attend, the presentation and a video recording of the presentation are posted below.  You can watch the video as an anonymous viewer or sign-in to submit questions and comments to the project team.

Public Meeting Presentation  

Public Meeting Presentation - Video Recording*

Written Summary of Question & Answer Session (coming soon)*

*The video recording does not include the Question & Answer session with the public (due to audio quality).  A written summary of the Question & Answer session will be posted here soon.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  

Past Public Meeting

 A public meeting was held on September 19th, 2023, at the O'Brien Community Center. If you were unable to attend this meeting, the presentation, a written summary, and a video recording are posted below. 

Public Meeting Presentation

Public Meeting Presentation 
Written Summary

Public Meeting Video Recording

The video recording includes the entire meeting with the Question & Answer session with the public.   You can watch the video as an anonymous viewer or sign-in to submit questions and comments to the project team.

Numerous public meetings will be held throughout the project duration to keep everyone informed and engaged.   

TRAFFIC ALERT

Starting on or around Wednesday, February 21, 2024, workers will be completing a subsurface investigation to gather data for the reconstruction of the Colchester Avenue, Riverside Avenue, Barrett Street and Mill Street intersection.

This work consists of borings and pavement cores, to provide an understanding of depths to bedrock, soil properties, and existing pavement conditions.  

This work requires lane closures and lane shifts in the vicinity of the intersection. All lanes will remain open on the Burlington-Winooski Bridge.

The work will occur from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays and is expected to last 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting.

As a reminder, construction on the intersection and bridge projects will not start until 2027.