Riverside Triangle Sidewalk Scoping Project

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WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

The town received funding from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) to hire the engineering firm of Stantec for a sidewalk scoping study to close the network gaps around the Riverside village triangle. This project will identify a preferred alternative for this important missing link along Vermont Route 15.The project area begins on the east side of Vermont Route 15, at the Jericho Market driveway and opposite Raceway Road, where an existing sidewalk to the south ends. It extends northward approximately 1600 feet and connects to the sidewalk on Park Street.

The final scoping report has been completed, including the preferred alternative and short term improvements such as crosswalks, pavement markings, and the need for Stormwater treatment. Additionally, conceptual cost estimates are included, identifying natural and cultural resource constraints, right of way, and utility conflicts. Click the image below to view the complete document.


WHY ARE WE UNDERTAKING THIS PROJECT?

Within the last three years, the former sawmill property (18+/- acres) in the designated Village Center of Riverside within the Town of Jericho has changed ownership and the property is targeted for mixed use development. More information about that development may be found, on the Riverside webpage. So far, the Jericho Market and the Union Bank have been constructed. Although 200 feet of sidewalk was constructed in front of the grocery store, there are no pedestrian facilities on the east side of Vermont Route 15 to the north.

Over the last 10 years, the Town has constructed sidewalks on the west side of Vermont Route 15 and crosswalks at Vermont Route 15 and River Road and one at Raceway Road and Vermont Route 15. The proposed extension of the sidewalk on the east side will complete the connections around the triangle, on both sides of Vermont Route 15 as well as expand connections to Mills River Park, Raceway Road, Browns River Middle School and the Deborah Rawson Library on River Road.

Project Progress

See below for details related to the December 15, 2020 Local Concerns meeting. The Purpose of the Local Concerns meeting was to obtain public input that will help define the Purpose and Need of the project as well as to begin the discussion on potential alternatives. See below for details regarding April 15 and May 6 meetings where alternatives were discussed and the preferred alternative was chosen.

Alternative 1, shown below was chosen


WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

The town received funding from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) to hire the engineering firm of Stantec for a sidewalk scoping study to close the network gaps around the Riverside village triangle. This project will identify a preferred alternative for this important missing link along Vermont Route 15.The project area begins on the east side of Vermont Route 15, at the Jericho Market driveway and opposite Raceway Road, where an existing sidewalk to the south ends. It extends northward approximately 1600 feet and connects to the sidewalk on Park Street.

The final scoping report has been completed, including the preferred alternative and short term improvements such as crosswalks, pavement markings, and the need for Stormwater treatment. Additionally, conceptual cost estimates are included, identifying natural and cultural resource constraints, right of way, and utility conflicts. Click the image below to view the complete document.


WHY ARE WE UNDERTAKING THIS PROJECT?

Within the last three years, the former sawmill property (18+/- acres) in the designated Village Center of Riverside within the Town of Jericho has changed ownership and the property is targeted for mixed use development. More information about that development may be found, on the Riverside webpage. So far, the Jericho Market and the Union Bank have been constructed. Although 200 feet of sidewalk was constructed in front of the grocery store, there are no pedestrian facilities on the east side of Vermont Route 15 to the north.

Over the last 10 years, the Town has constructed sidewalks on the west side of Vermont Route 15 and crosswalks at Vermont Route 15 and River Road and one at Raceway Road and Vermont Route 15. The proposed extension of the sidewalk on the east side will complete the connections around the triangle, on both sides of Vermont Route 15 as well as expand connections to Mills River Park, Raceway Road, Browns River Middle School and the Deborah Rawson Library on River Road.

Project Progress

See below for details related to the December 15, 2020 Local Concerns meeting. The Purpose of the Local Concerns meeting was to obtain public input that will help define the Purpose and Need of the project as well as to begin the discussion on potential alternatives. See below for details regarding April 15 and May 6 meetings where alternatives were discussed and the preferred alternative was chosen.

Alternative 1, shown below was chosen


  • Alternatives Meeting - April 15 & May 6

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    Two potential alternatives, along with a no-build alternative, have been developed based on the feedback from the December 16th meeting.

    A Public Meeting to discuss and evaluate the alternatives was held at the beginning of the April 15, 2021 and May 6, 2021 Selectboard meetings. Below is the presentation from that meeting.

    Alternatives Presentation April 15


    Video of the presentation at the April 15 Selectboard Meeting
    Alternative Comparison (click on image to enlarge)

    May 6 Selectboard meeting discussion. The Riverside Sidewalk discussion at the beginning of the meeting.




    The Selectboard chose Alternative 1, the 5 foot sidewalk with the 5 foot grass strip.

  • Local Concerns Meeting - December 16

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    The Town of Jericho held a Local Concerns Meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM via Zoom for the Riverside Triangle Sidewalk project.

    Stantec compiled existing/future conditions data and developed a base map for the project area.

    The Purpose of the Local Concerns meeting was to obtain public input that will help define the Purpose and Need of the project as well as to begin the discussion on potential alternatives.

    In case you missed it, you can watch the MMCTV recording of the meeting by clicking the video below. You can also leave comments or questions below.