Beginning Wednesday, September 6th, and as part of the voter-approved capital bond from November’s election in conjunction with the city’s 10-Year Capital Plan, Saint Paul Street will be partially closed due to the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Water Resources Division water main relining project between Main and Maple Streets. DPW took care to minimize disruptions to area residents and businesses by preserving as much parking as possible and ensuring that sidewalk accessibility would not be affected. It’s important to note that parking remains free in city-owned garages for the first two hours. The closure is expected to last up to two months.
The relining will cause the east side of Saint Paul Street, between Main and Maple streets, to be closed. Traffic will be restricted to southbound travel only.
Twenty metered parking spots will be temporarily closed, beginning Tuesday afternoon, during the relining project. To mitigate the parking changes, the City is temporarily transforming the current parallel parking on the west side of Saint Paul Street, between Main and King streets, into diagonal parking spots as shown in the image on the right. To complete this transformation, DPW will bag meters on the west side of Saint Paul Street starting Sunday, September 10th. Starting Monday morning, September 11th, Saint Paul Street will be temporarily closed in both directions from Main to King streets to paint the diagonal parking spaces; this section of Saint Paul will re-open by mid-day and will continue to support only southbound traffic from Main to Maple streets. Multispace meters will be put in place for these diagonal spaces for the duration of the project. These meters will require you to enter in your license plate, once entered you’ll be able to pay for up to three hours of parking at $1.00 per hour; payment can be given by credit card, coin or via your Parkmobile app.
Signage will be placed around the roadwork to help redirect traffic around the partial
closure, including lighted signs at the Shelburne Road Roundabout and the intersection of
South Winooski, Howard and Saint Paul streets. Below are some tips for navigating around
From Shelburne Road Roundabout:
– Utilize South Union Street to navigate to Main, College or Pearl streets to access downtown Burlington
– Turn down Locust Street and take a right on Pine Street to access downtownBurlington
The work is part of the City’s Water Main Relining project which consists of relining 2.74 miles of water main on various streets in Burlington. The City has provided visual representations of the work in their presentation here; you can also see a zoomed in visual of the Main to King Street block here and the King to Maple Street block here.