Shelburne Street Roundabout

Construction Update

DATE: September 11, 2020 
PROJECT TYPE: Intersection Improvement
LOCATION: Intersection of Shelburne Street, South Willard Street, Ledge Road, and Locust Street in Burlington, VT
A construction crew will be on site beginning Wednesday, September 16, to complete a sewer relining operation, which is part of preparations and utility upgrades being made for the Shelburne Street Roundabout Project. This work is expected to last 3-4 weekdays, with anticipated completion by Wednesday, September 23. Affected residents will be notified of disruptions to services.
Please note, all work is weather dependent. Nearby residents should expect a moderate amount of noise from vahicles with diesel engines on site, which will occur intermittently between 7 AM and 7 PM.
On Wednesday, September 16, the inner-most lanes around the rotary will be closed for the sewer relinging operation. Motorists will not be able to use the rotary to turn left onto Ledge Road from a southbound direction on Shelburne Street, turn left onto Gove Court or use the rotary to turn left onto Locust Street from a northbound direction on Shelburne Street. Likewise, vehicles will not be permitted to use the rotary to make a left turn upon exiting Ledge Road or Locust Street. Vehicles will be able to turn right or left from South Willard Street.
Beginning Thursday, September 17, through Wednesday, September 23, intermittent lane closure should be expected on Shelburne Street.
Motorists should use caution and expect delays, and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Please note, the work completed was exploratory work being performed as part of the environmental site assessment in preparation for the construction of the Shelburne Street Roundabout project. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2021
Traffic patterns are changing; motorists should drive cautiously, pay close attention to construction signage and flaggers, and reduce speed through the work zone. Motorists should expect delays and plan extra time for their commute.

Logo for the Shelburne Street roundabout project in Burlington, VT


The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Burlington Department of Public Works (Burlington DPW) are improving roadway conditions for all users along US Route 7 (Shelburne Street) in Burlington. This joint initiative includes street reconstruction and the construction of a new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of US Route 7 (South Willard Street), US ALT Route 7 (Shelburne Street), Ledge Road and Locust Street. The project also includes the addition of a designated left turn lane onto Ledge Road and the installation of new pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Furthermore, the project will improve signage, street lighting, drainage, stormwater runoff treatment, and relocate and consolidate utility transmissions underground. The project is planned to go to bid in January 2021. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and continue through July 2023.