Williston Road Streetscape
Williston Road is one of the busiest non-limited access roadways in South Burlington and Vermont. Due to the number of businesses, hotels, residences, and other public facilities that line the road, there is a need to more easily navigate the area by foot, bike, or car safely.
To assist with the development of City Center, the City is working to align its transportation networks with the City’s goals of providing a livable, walkable, multi-modal transportation system.
The Williston Road Streetscape project will focus on the segment of Williston Road between Dorset Street and Midas Drive. Improvements will include a separated bicycle facility and sidewalk, a landscaped snow storage buffer, and pedestrian oriented lighting. These improvements will connect to planned infrastructure east of Midas Drive, as well as within City Center itself.
The project area is a gateway to South Burlington's City Center and connects to similar planned improvements for Williston Road between Al's French Fries and Hinesburg Road (being engineered now) and the pedestrian bicycle bridge over I-89 (currently in scoping). The focal area for this project is along Williston Road between Dorset Street and Midas Drive.
The Project’s Status:
The City completed the design engineer consultant selection process with VTrans and held a project kick off meeting in May 2018. The engineer selected for this project is Fuss & O'Neill, and they recently completed the initial project survey. The design for this project will take multiple years, but the grant funding requires that we work towards construction in 2021.
The project was awarded a federally funded Transportation Alternatives grant for $800,000 by VTrans in October of 2017. This is one of the largest grants the City has received for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. About half of the project costs are also eligible for Tax Increment Financing (TIF).
It is also listed within the Transportation Projects in the City’s Comprehensive Plan (adopted 2016), within the approved TIF District Plan (adopted 2012), and in the adopted Capital Improvement Program FY2018-2027.
Project Consultant Team:
In 2018, the City contracted with Fuss & O'Neill, an engineering firm, to lead the project. The project team includes EIV Technical Services; Vermont Survey and Engineering, Inc.; and Hartgen Archaeological Associates, Inc. This consultant team will carry the project through engineering/project design and permitting.
Contact Ashley Parker with any questions or comments at: 802-846-4146.