VISION: The newly designed North Avenue is an “all modes” transportation corridor that runs the entire length of Burlington's North End. As the North End’s “main street,” North Avenue meets the transportation needs for all within and outside the neighborhood through the freedom of choice to move through and within the corridor safely by foot, bicycle, public transit or private vehicle, thereby providing multi-modal access to homes, businesses, schools and other destinations.
This 3 minute VIDEO is a primer on ROAD DIET - reconfiguring existing lanes to make MORE EFFICIENT USE OF ROAD SPACE THAT WE HAVE and to make the road SAFER FOR ALL USERS. Published on Dec 23, 2014
VTrans will be reconfiguring lanes on Barre-Montpelier Rd (Rt. 302) as part of a paving project in Spring 2015. The new lane configuration will be in place for a 60-day trial period, and will feature a reduction in vehicle traffic lanes. The new configuration is projected to reduce vehicle collisions along Barre-Monpelier Rd, while continuing to sufficiently handle the traffic volume. The extra space along the roadway will be used to implement a buffered bike lane that creates a safe and comfortable environment for bicycle traffic.