Phase 2a of the Greenway rehabilitation is fully underway as contractors are digging and laying sub-base along the entire construction zone. After a review from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Burlington Parks and Recreation was given the green light to work on the area between Staniford Road and the North Shore of Burlington.
As construction continues, North Avenue will be utilized as a detour for path users, as shown in the picture below. Drivers on North Avenue should be aware of increased bicycle traffic during this construction period. Burlington Parks and Recreation has also created a summer series on safe biking to help riders understand how to navigate BTV safely.
Burlington Greenway Phase 2 rehabilitation will improve the quality of the north section with a wider, freshly paved surface. This process will create a better experience for users of the greenway, whether they be on bike, skateboard or foot. The final product will also include new plantings and improved look out areas along the lake for users.
Crews will soon work to improve Greenway intersections within the construction area, as well as, significant storm water infrastructure and repair of drainage courses and culverts.
A second phase of the project will take place from September through December as to avoid the busy season. Phase 2b closure will tentatively begin at the end of September through December as work continues in the southern portion between North Beach and Shore Road.
Burlington Parks and Recreation will post updates on their website. Park Burlington will continue to provide information related to parking and transportation impacts resulting from this project.