Construction Update

Champlain Parkway Project

DATE: Friday, June 28, 2024

PROJECT UPDATE: The 24-hour, 7-day a week traffic restriction along Pine Street between just south of Howard Street to Maple Street which began Monday, June 24, will continue for approximately 5 weeks. A summary of traffic impacts and construction activities related to this work is included below or to read the full project update click here

DURATION:

In observance of Independence Day (Fourth of July), crews will be out of the roadway starting Wednesday, July 3, by noon and offsite shortly after, with construction activities resuming on Friday, July 5, at 7:00 a.m.


Unless otherwise noted, work will be restricted to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., access to residential and business driveways will be maintained, and all roadway, lane, and parking restrictions will be lifted during the evening hours and on weekends except for along Pine Street where the northbound only traffic pattern will remain in place 24/7. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists throughout the work zone during active construction hours. Businesses will remain open! Travelers should anticipate segments of rough and uneven driving surfaces and traffic pattern changes throughout the project limits.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES & TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Pine Street

Crews will be working along Pine Street from Howard Street to Kilburn Street. Work will take place along either side of the roadway with construction activities phased to prevent overlapping work zones. This work will require lane closures, driveway impacts, on-street parking restrictions, and changes in traffic patterns. Access will be maintained and directly impacted property owners will be notified.


Pine Street will continue to be reduced to a single northbound travel lane with traffic restricted to northbound only from just south of Howard Street to Maple Street. The single northbound travel lane will be shifted to the east and west along Pine Street to accommodate various activities between Locust and Kilburn Streets. This traffic pattern will be in effect 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. All southbound vehicles traveling between Maple Street and Howard Street will be detoured from Pine Street at Maple Street to St. Paul Street continuing onto Shelburne Street before turning onto Locust Street (vehicles only) or Flynn Avenue (trucks only) and back to Pine Street.


Howard Street, Marble Avenue, Pine Place, and Kilburn Street will be restricted to right turn only at their intersection with Pine Street. Howard Street, Marble Avenue, and Kilburn Street will remain open, but may be reduced in width while this work is performed. Truck traffic is discouraged at these intersections. Eastbound right and westbound left turns from Maple Street onto Pine Street will be prohibited.


Full access to and from Dealer.com’s southern parking lot, Jackson Terrace Apartments, and Burlington Electric Department via Pine Street will remain open. Driveway access along Pine Street between Howard and Maple Streets will be restricted to northbound only. This work will require temporary driveway closures at the raised intersections. Property owners will be notified separately.



During active work hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), flaggers will be stationed at each side street to assist motorists. Please see the detour graphic below (click the image to enlarge).


Green Mountain Transit Service Alerts for Pine Street Route and Montpelier LINK Express

Pine Street - East

Crews will continue to prep the area and begin installing permeable pavers along the east side of Pine Street between Howard Street and Marble Avenue. In addition, crews will continue general cleanup including topsoiling and hydroseeding. Paving operations will continue next week along Pine Street at its intersection with Locust Street and Marble Avenue and select driveways between just south of Lakeside Avenue (near Play Dog Play) to Kilburn Street. This work will require the closure of the east (northbound) lane along sections of Pine Street and restrictions to on-street parking. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained. Driveway paving operations will require select driveways to be temporarily reduced in width.



Pine Street - West

Crews will continue general cleanup including topsoiling and hydroseeding. Paving operations will continue next week along Pine Street at select driveways between Howard and Kilburn Streets. This work will require the closure of the west (southbound) lane along sections of Pine Street and restrictions to on-street parking. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained. Driveway paving operations will require select driveways to be temporarily reduced in width.


Pine Street at Howard Street, Marble Avenue, and Kilburn Street

Over the next 5 weeks, crews will construct the concrete transitions on Pine Street to the north and south of each raised intersection as shown in the graphic below (click the graphic to enlarge). Each concrete transition will be completed in two sections to allow one lane of traffic to be maintained along Pine Street as this work is completed. Next week, crews will begin constructing sections on the east side of the roadway starting at the intersection of Pine Street and Kilburn Street, followed by Pine Street and Howard Street, and then Pine Street and Marble Avenue. Pine Street will be reduced to one-way northbound with traffic shifted to the west (southbound lane) while the east side is completed.

Lakeside Avenue

Crews will continue bringing structures to grade and other preparatory work along the roadway in advance of upcoming paving operations. Crews will pave driveways along Lakeside Avenue within the project limits. In addition, crews will continue general clean up including topsoiling and hydroseeding. This work may require lane and shoulder closures along portions of Lakeside Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Driveway paving operations will require temporary driveway width reductions.

South End

Shared Use Path – Shelburne Street (U.S. 7) to Pine Street

Crews will continue constructing the future shared use path between Shelburne Street (U.S. 7) near Buffalo Wild Wings and Pine Street near the Howard Center. Over the next several weeks, work will focus along the westerly segment near the Howard Center. This work will take place outside of the roadway with limited impacts to traffic.  


Flynn Avenue

Crews will be installing curb in the parking area of 208 Flynn Avenue. Crews will be milling, paving, and line-striping the parking area of the 288 Flynn Avenue Co-Op where crews installed underground stormwater water infrastructure (swirl chamber). This work will take place outside of the roadway. Impacted property owners have been notified.


Home Avenue, Lyman Avenue, Ferguson Avenue and Briggs Street

Crews will continue electrical utility work for several properties on Home Avenue, Lyman Avenue, Ferguson Avenue, and Briggs Street. This work will take place predominantly off the roadway within the property frontage with limited impact to traffic. Impacted property owners have been notified.

Champlain Parkway

Crews will continue hydroseeding, mowing, and performing other punch list items along the Champlain Parkway alignment between Home Avenue and Lakeside Avenue. Crews may conduct corrective curbing operations along the Champlain Parkway between Home Avenue and Lakeside Avenue. This work will take place off the roadway.

TRAVEL NOTICE: Please be advised that the constructed segment of the Champlain Parkway between Home Avenue and Lakeside Avenue has not been completed and is not open for public access. Vehicular traffic along this segment is strictly prohibited. Pedestrian and bicycle access along this portion of the shared-use path is restricted for your safety as designated crossing locations, proper signage, and operational traffic controls have not been implemented at the major crossing locations along the Champlain Parkway.

CAUTION!

The partially constructed segments of the Champlain Parkway between Home Avenue and Lakeside Avenue are not open for public access and are being utilized for the movement and transport of construction vehicles, equipment, and materials. Please do not block access to the Champlain Parkway at its intersections with Home Avenue, Flynn Avenue, Sears Lane, and Lakeside Avenue.

PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT: For your safety and the safety of the construction crew and field staff, the Champlain Parkway Project Team reminds the public to steer clear of construction vehicles, heavy machinery, and active construction areas. Stay alert when navigating within the work zone. For all urgent issues or concerns, please contact the Public Outreach Team by phone at (802)496-8956 or by email at info@champlainparkway.com.

PROJECT LOCATION:

The Champlain Parkway Project spans a 2.8-mile area from the I-189 intersection with US 7 to Lakeside Avenue, and includes upgrades to Lakeside Avenue, and improvements to the section of Pine Street between Lakeside Avenue and Main Street. 

The initial contract includes the construction of the Champlain Parkway from Home Avenue to Lakeside Avenue, upgrades to Lakeside Avenue, and improvements to the section of Pine Street between Lakeside Avenue and Kilburn Street. 

PROJECTED COMPLETION:

Initial Contract 2024

Final Contract 2027

NEARBY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ALERT:

Construction vehicles and other equipment will be traveling throughout the South End as part of the Burlington Great Streets: Main Street Project, which began construction in February. A stockpile for this project (where construction materials and equipment are stored) is located on Sears Lane. In addition, this project will be detouring traffic through the Champlain Parkway project limits.


This project, which is separate from the Champlain Parkway Project, encompasses the portion of Main Street between Battery Street and South Union Street. For additional information or to sign up to receive their project updates, visit the Burlington Great Streets project website

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CONTACT US:

For more information about the project please visit the project website champlainparkway.com or contact the project team via the project hotline, 802-496-8956 or by email: info@champlainparkway.com.

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