About the Project

A draft version of the LVRT management plan is now available for public review and comment. The draft plan can be viewed below, and comments can be submitted via email to esundberg@vhb.com until August 31, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Management Plan (Draft - 08/11/2022)

LVRT Management Plan

With the anticipated completion of the 93 miles of trail in the fall of 2022, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) will be a year-round recreational facility that will draw residents and visitors alike to the northern tier of Vermont. As use of the LVRT increases and as responsibility for trail management shifts from VAST to VTrans, it will be important for VTrans to have a clear plan for effectively managing and maintaining the LVRT into the future. As such, VTrans is engaging stakeholders in a robust planning process to develop a comprehensive Management Plan, identifying a cohesive vision for the trail and detailing the management and maintenance strategies to be employed into the future.  The Management Plan will identify ways the LVRT can spur or complement economic development efforts, improve user experience, provide connections to other existing and planned facilities, connect to communities along its length, and offer a range of transportation options, while establishing necessary asset maintenance and operational procedures to ensure the trails continued enjoyment for years to come.