St. Paul St Construction Update 8/5/19

As part of the Great Streets Project, construction continues on Saint Paul Street. Below is a summary of what has been completed in the last week and what is in the works for the week ahead.

NOTE: Parking is FREE for the first hour at 194 St Paul Street covered lot ($1/hr thereafter), businesses will remain open throughout construction and pedestrians are always welcome. Check out our interactive map for other parking options.

What Happened Onsite Last Week:

SD Ireland worked on cleaning the road between Main St and King St to prepare for paving. They also raised catch basins and manholes to finish grade between Main St and King St. Burlington Electric Department (BED) was onsite on Thursday (8/1) installing five light poles between Main and King. All of the light poles are now placed on the north block. 

Granite State was onsite Monday-Wednesday (7/28-7/31) installing granite curb between King and Maple. SD Ireland was there to assist Granite State and poured concrete around the bases of the curbs. SD Ireland also began fine grading the sidewalk between King and Maple on the west side of the road.

Next Week Look Ahead:

SD Ireland will be paving the binder course between Main and King as well as the King St intersection. They will begin installing paver crosswalks in the King St intersection and work on placing tree grates between Main and King. Prep for sidewalks will continue between King and Maple on the west side of the road. This includes fine grading the subbase material, planning granite curb, and coring weep holes into the sidewalk. SD Ireland will begin to pour sidewalks on the west side of the road between King and Maple.

Possible Impacts:

The sidewalk between Main and King should be open throughout the week. The Hilton/TD Bank exit will be CLOSED Monday (8/5) and starting Tuesday will be exiting north onto Main St. 

The King St intersection will be CLOSED starting Monday (8/5) for paving and paver crosswalk installation. The intersection may be closed for up to two weeks. The road is open to local traffic only and the 194 St. Paul parking garages will remain accessible coming from Church St. 

The Stratos garage will be entering and exiting from Maple St. 

The west sidewalk between King and Maple will be closed to through pedestrian traffic. The closure will change throughout the week, but most businesses and houses will be accessible from Maple St. 

Fine grading and sidewalk work will move south, so sidewalk closure will also move south, switching OM Salon and potentially Planned Parenthood to be accessible from King St.

Future Plans:

Week of August 5th

Beginning on August 5th and lasting for up to two weeks, King Street (between Pine and Church) will be closed to allow crews to build brick crossings. Local traffic is allowed and the covered lots connected to 194 St. Paul will remain open and can be accessed from Maple or King. Local businesses will remain open. 

Beginning on Tuesday, August 6th, the intersections of Maple and S Winooski, and Maple and Union, will se significant work as the water main rehabilitation project nears completion. The projected completion time of the overall project is mid-August. This plan can change depending on weather.

Maple will be restricted between S Winooski and S Union to local traffic only — likely Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maple will be restricted between S Winooski and S Willard to local traffic only — likely Thursday and Friday. 

Late August

Paving prep for Maple between St. Paul and S Prospect will begin. Parking will be restricted at various times in segments along this road. The northern block of St Paul’s Great Streets project is expected to reopen with at least one way of travel and some parking reopened at that time. 

After Labor Day 

Paving will resume with grinding operations along the Maple corridor between St. Paul and S. Prospect. The road will be left ground up for up to two weeks. A base layer of pavement will then be laid and will stay in that condition for up to a month. This allows crews to re-raise structures, change crosswalk pads and coordinate additional work before final pavement in laid. 

Parking will be restricted from 7am-7pm Monday-Saturday during most of this work. Keep and eye out for yellow posted signs on this corridor. 

By later September, it is expected that the southern block of St. Paul’s Great Streets project (between King and Maple) will reopen. At that time, St. Paul is expected to be reopened to two way traffic with parking available. 


For questions related to activity on-site, please contact Katelyn Panaggio, our engineer on-site from EIV, at 802-673-0001.

For questions related to the overall project, please contact Robert Goulding, DPW Public Information Manager, at [email protected] or 802-540-0846.