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Construction and Anticipated Traffic Impacts

Construction on the Shelburne Street Roundabout Project began in 2021 and included:

  • the creation of a single-lane roundabout;
  • the addition of a turn lane onto Ledge Road for southbound left-turning traffic;

  • the construction of dedicated pedestrian and shared pedestrian/bicyclist facilities;

  • and new signage, street lighting, pavement markings, drainage and stormwater runoff treatment and the relocation and consolidation of buried utilities.


This roadway redesign project impacted local and commuter traffic throughout construction. Transportation management included:

  • Maintaining pedestrian and bicycle accommodations throughout construction
  • Implementing detour routes during appropriate construction phases

  • Restricting left turns during select construction phases

  • Implementing off-site student pick-up drop-off locations as needed

  • A comprehensive construction phasing/sequencing plan


Detours and road closures continued to be in place during select construction phases. The City of Burlington was in communication with emergency services, public transportation, school districts and nearby businesses to keep them informed about changes to traffic patterns so that delays can be anticipated.


There were 9 planned phases of construction for this project, each with unique anticipated traffic impacts. The following graphics outline the construction activities and traffic impacts for each phase of construction. 

Construction Phase 8 - completed

Construction Timeline:

  • 2021 Q1: Project Advertisement for Bidding

  • 2021 Q1: Contract Award

  • 2021 Q2: Construction Begins (Utility Relocations)

  • 2022 Q1: Roundabout and Street Construction

  • 2022 Q4: Estimated Construction Completion

  • 2023 Q2: A Few Remaining Minor Items, Construction Completion



Blasting Update

No additional blasting operations are anticipated.