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transportation http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/120/all en Rail bridge project in downtown Middlebury takes shape http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302rail-bridge-project-downtown-middlebury-takes-shape <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin&rsquo;s latest transportation budget envisions a cost of $9,013,833 for replacement of the deteriorating bridges that carry Main Street and Merchants Row over the railroad tracks in downtown Middlebury. Construction is anticipated sometime within fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15341">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302rail-bridge-project-downtown-middlebury-takes-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury rail project transportation Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:57:48 +0000 15341 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Champlain Bridge site to host new boat launch and more http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210champlain-bridge-site-host-new-boat-launch-and-more <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; About three years after the old Champlain Bridge was closed due to safety concerns, workers will soon begin the final phase of work on the new Lake Champlain Bridge project.</p> <p> That work will involve upgrades to property on the Vermont side of the span to include construction of a new boat launch, two gravel parking lots and walking paths with interpretive signs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13727">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210champlain-bridge-site-host-new-boat-launch-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County champlain bridge Featured transportation Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:45:09 +0000 John Flowers 13727 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Commuter Challenge a success http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208commuter-challenge-success <p> VERMONT &mdash; The results are in. In an attempt to find more economical and environmentally friendly alternatives for getting to work, the 2012 Way to Go Commuter Challenge was a success and saw growth in participation across the state. And one Addison County municipality was singled out for its extraordinary efforts to save gasoline.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12825">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208commuter-challenge-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont energy environment transportation Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:55:26 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12825 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sand Hill Bridge replacement set http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208sand-hill-bridge-replacement-set <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Sand Hill Bridge is on schedule to be replaced during the spring of 2014 at a cost of more than $2 million in a project that will close Route 125 through East Middlebury for 40 days.</p> <p> That was the word on Monday from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials and representatives from the engineering firm of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB), who were on hand to explain the span replacement plan to around 25 people at a meeting at the East Middlebury United Methodist Church.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12797">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208sand-hill-bridge-replacement-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury Featured roads transportation Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:13:23 +0000 John Flowers 12797 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Route 17 construction continues http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208route-17-construction-continues <p> NEW HAVEN/WALTHAM/ADDISON &mdash; Those heading to Addison County Fair and Field Days by Route 17 this week will have a bumpy ride.</p> <p> Construction on the length of road between Route 22A in Addison and Route 7 in New Haven has been under way since June, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) estimates it will continue until mid-November.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208route-17-construction-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison New Haven Waltham Featured road work transportation Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:35:14 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12745 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Major Rt. 17 construction causing headaches http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207major-rt-17-construction-causing-headaches <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12629" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207major-rt-17-construction-causing-headaches"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Route17work5099.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Route17work5099.jpg" title="Route17work5099.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A TANKER TRUCK sprays water on a section of Route 17 that has been torn up as part of a 7.3-mile repaving job between Routes 7 and 22A. The project will not be finished until November, so construction will be halted during Field Days. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON/NEW HAVEN &mdash; For most of the summer, Route 17 between Addison and New Haven will be a bumpy ride.</p> <p> The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) began a major rebuild of the 7.3 mile stretch in early June, and is slated to finish in mid-November. The $5.8 million project stretches from Route 7 to Route 22A, and began with shaving down the top several inches of road, revealing ruts and potholes beneath.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12622">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207major-rt-17-construction-causing-headaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Featured infrastructure roads transportation Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:21:36 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12622 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Update: Three-vehicle crash in Shoreham http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207breaking-three-vehicle-crash-shoreham <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12483" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207breaking-three-vehicle-crash-shoreham"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/webAccident0153.thumbnail.jpg" alt="webAccident0153.jpg" title="webAccident0153.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RESCUE OFFICIALS WORK to extricate a child from a minivan involved in a three-vehicle accident on Route 74 in Shoreham this morning. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p>SHOREHAM — Two adults sustained injuries — one requiring airlift transport to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. — but an infant was miraculously unhurt in a severe three-car crash on Route 74 in Shoreham on Thursday.<br /> Vermont State Police responded to the crash at around 8:30 a.m. on Route 74 in eastern Shoreham, near Tottingham Road.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12484">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207breaking-three-vehicle-crash-shoreham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham crash transportation Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:39:20 +0000 John Flowers 12484 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh selectboard reviews safe school route proposals http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ferrisburgh-selectboard-reviews-safe-school-route-proposals <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Recom&shy;men&shy;dations for improvements intended to make it safer for children near Ferrisburgh Central School to walk to school earned mixed reviews from the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday.</p> <p> Most selectboard members said they liked at least some of the proposals in a report developed by a town Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) committee with help from the Vermont Agency of Transportation&rsquo;s SRTS Resource Center.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12214">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ferrisburgh-selectboard-reviews-safe-school-route-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Ferrisburgh selectboard transportation Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:08:03 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12214 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Video: Art Clifford remembers the 1929 Champlain Bridge opening http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206video-art-clifford-remembers-1929-champlain-bridge-opening <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12018" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201206video-art-clifford-remembers-1929-champlain-bridge-opening"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 1.34.50 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 1.34.50 PM.png" title="Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 1.34.50 PM.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="97" /></a></div> <p> Crowds turned out to watch the Champlain Bridge Grand Parade on May 19, but for some in the crowd, this wasn&#39;t the first time.</p> <p> Art Clifford of Starksboro was just a boy in 1929, but he traveled over to Addison with his family to watch the festivities that opened up the first Champlain Bridge. He was one of the &#39;29ers who attended this year, and he sat down with Robinson Elementary School students to chat about what life was like back in 1929.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12019">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206video-art-clifford-remembers-1929-champlain-bridge-opening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia champlain bridge transportation Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:40:34 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12019 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Video: The Lake Champlain Bridge Grand Parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11964" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_parade7737.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_parade7737.jpg" title="web_parade7737.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> REENACTORS MARCH ACROSS the Champlain Bridge at the May 19 parade. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Crowds turned out to celebrate the opening of the new Champlain Bridge over the weekend of May 19. The bridge opened to traffic in the late fall of 2011, two years after the old bridge was closed down due to safety concerns. The bridge reconnected a link between Vermont and New York&nbsp;</p> <p> The parade mimicked many elements the original opening parade in 1929, which was attended by then New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11965">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia champlain bridge events transportation Sat, 26 May 2012 17:38:35 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11965 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Orwell talks traffic safety on 22A http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205orwell-talks-traffic-safety-22a <p> ORWELL &mdash; Since this year&rsquo;s town meeting in Orwell, the selectboard and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) have worked to address traffic safety issues at the intersection of Route 22A and Route 73 in the center of town.</p> <p> The ongoing issue got a new spark on Town Meeting Day with a lengthy discussion of traffic safety issues at the intersection of the two state roads.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11904">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205orwell-talks-traffic-safety-22a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell around the region transportation Thu, 24 May 2012 19:16:23 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11904 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ACTR received $716K in grants for new facility http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204actr-received-716k-grants-new-facility <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has secured a combined total of more than $710,000 through two grants to help propel its proposed $4.2 million Middlebury headquarters closer to reality.</p> <p> James Moulton, ACTR executive director, confirmed the two grants during an interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em>on Thursday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11627">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204actr-received-716k-grants-new-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACTR Featured transportation Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:50:31 +0000 John Flowers 11627 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol to get break on bridge replacement http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204bristol-get-break-bridge-replacement <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Rep. Dave Sharpe, Bristol-D, told the Bristol selectboard on Monday that the town might end up saving more than $100,000 on the South Street Bridge replacement project, slated for 2013.</p> <p> He explained a section in the Transportation Bill passed by the Vermont House last week, which would require towns to pay only 5 percent of the total cost of a bridge replacement project &mdash; instead of the usual 10 percent &mdash; with the state picking up the balance.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11318">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204bristol-get-break-bridge-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured town maintenance transportation Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:31:58 +0000 Andrew Stein 11318 at http://www.addisonindependent.com State looks to fund new road repairs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203state-looks-fund-new-road-repairs <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Local lawmakers on Monday hailed the Vermont House&rsquo;s passage last week of proposed fiscal year 2013 General Fund and transportation budgets, spending plans they said would maintain key services for Vermonters while beefing up repairs to the Vermont&rsquo;s roads and bridges.</p> <p> The $5.01 billion state budget reflects a 6.4 percent hike in spending but will not require any increase in broad-based taxes,&nbsp; Rep. Willem Jewett said at the Legislative Breakfast in Bristol. The Ripton Democrat serves as assistant majority leader of the House.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11302">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203state-looks-fund-new-road-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured state budgets transportation Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:23:29 +0000 John Flowers 11302 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury to undertake $6 million in water, sewer, street upgrades http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-undertake-6-million-water-sewer-street-upgrades <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Rolling Acres, Buttolph Drive, Butternut Ridge and South Street neighborhoods of Middlebury will resonate with construction activity this spring and summer as the town will initiate a combined total of almost $6 million in infrastructure improvements to those areas.</p> <p> The most dramatic work will occur on South Street, which is slated for a $3.5 million makeover that will span two construction seasons, according to Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11299">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-undertake-6-million-water-sewer-street-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury construction infrastructure transportation Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:09:23 +0000 John Flowers 11299 at http://www.addisonindependent.com