Construction and Anticipated Traffic Impacts

Construction on the Shelburne Street Roundabout Project is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will include:

  • 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 will impact local and commuter traffic during construction. Transportation management will be implemented and will include:

  • Maintaining pedestrian and bicycle accommodations through construction
  • Detour routes for select construction phases

  • Restricting left turns during select construction phases

  • Potential off-site student pick-up drop-off locations

  • Comprehensive construction phasing/sequencing plan

 

There will be detours and road closures in place during select construction phases. Please be aware that the contractor may alter the construction phasing at any time to expedite the schedule, reduce costs and/or to provide a safer work zone for both the construction crews and commuters. The City of Burlington will be in communicate 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.

 

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CONSTRUCTION PHASES

There are 12 planned phases of construction for this project, each with unique anticipated traffic impacts. The following graphics outline the planned construction activities and anticipated traffic impacts for each phase of construction. The contractor may alter the construction phasing at any time to expedite the schedule, reduce costs and/or to provide a safer work zone for both the construction crews and commuters. 

PHASE I:Phase I

  • Construction Activities include removing the existing island in the rotary and paving flush with the existing pavement

  • Anticipated Traffic Impacts include:

    • Reduce northbound Shelburne Street traffic to one lane

    • Prohibit Left turns from Shelburne Street onto Ledge Road, South Willard Street and Gove Court

    • Prohibit left turns from Gove Court, Locust Street and Ledge Road onto Shelburne Street

    • Prohibit left turns from Locust Street onto South Willard Street

    • Existing traffic patterns will be restored during non-work hours

 

PHASE 2A:

A map of Phase 2A

  • Construction Activities include the installation of sewer lines at Gove Court

  • Anticipated Traffic Impacts include:

    • One-way alternating traffic on Gove Court

    • Reduce the number of travel lanes on Shelburne Street for road crossing of sewer pipe during off-peak hours (8 PM to 6 AM) to alternating or weekend one-directional southbound traffic with a northbound detour to Flynn Avenue and Pine Street

    • Restore traffic patterns on Shelburne Street during non-work hours

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Gove Court

 

PHASE 2B:

A map of Phase 2B

  • Construction Activities include the installation of sewer lines at Locust Street

  • Anticipated Traffic Impacts include:

    • One directional traffic in eastbound direction for Locust Street

    • No left turns allowed coming off Locust Street at Shelburne Street

    • Locust Street west end tie-in will require a short-term road closure

    • Restore traffic pattern on Shelburne Street during non-work hours

    • Sign detour for traffic going to Calahan Park

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Locust Street

 

PHASE 3A:

Map of Phase 3A

  • Construction Activities include the installation of water lines on Shelburne Street (north of Locust Street)

  • Anticipated Traffic impacts include:

    • One-directional southbound traffic north of Locust Street with a detour for northbound to South Willard Street to Howard Street to St. Paul Street

    • Short-term closures with detours for northbound and southbound traffic for services and road crossings

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 3B:

Map of Phase 3B

  • Construction Activities include the installation of water lines on Shelburne Street (south of Locust Street to Gove Court)

  • Anticipated Traffic Impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street with one lane in each direction

    • Short-term work hour closures of Gove Court

 

PHASE 3C:

Map of Phase 3C

  • Construction Activities include the installation of water lines on Shelburne Street (south of Gove Court)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Lane closures and shifts along Shelburne Street

    • Alternating one-way traffic during off-peak hours operations (8 PM to 6 AM) or weekend work in one-directional southbound traffic with a northbound detour to Flynn Avenue and Pine Street

 

PHASE 3D:

Map of Phase 3D

  • Construction activities include the installation of water lines on Gove Court and reconstruct the roadway

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Full road closure of Gove Court

    • Alternating one-way traffic at Gove Court

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Gove Court

 

PHASE 3E:

Map of Phase 3E

  • Construction activities include the installation of water lines on Locust Street and reconstruct the roadway

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • One-directional eastbound traffic on Locust Street

    • Short-term road closures on Locust Street during work hours

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Locust Street

 

PHASE 3F & G:

Map of Phase 3F and G

  • Construction activities include the installation of water lines on South Willard Street (between Ledge Road and Chittenden Drive)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • One-directional northbound traffic on South Willard Street and a southbound detour of South Willard Street traffic

    • Short-term closures of Chittenden Drive and South Willard Street, traffic will be detoured

    • A signed detour route for South Willard Street trucks using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street

    • 1-2-day closure of Ledge Road, traffic will be detoured

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on South Willard Street

 

PHASE 4:

Map of Phase 4

  • Construction activities include the construction and relocation of underground utilities and gas (along Shelburne Street, Ledge Road, Gove Court and South Willard Street)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic during peak hours (6 AM to 8 PM)

    • Lane shifts and lane closures on Shelburne Street

    • Possible road closures on side streets

    • One-directional westbound traffic or short-term road closures during work hours on Ledge Road

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented

 

PHASE 5:

Map of Phase 5

  • Construction activities include the construction of the northwest quadrant of the roundabout (north side of Locust Street, west side of Shelburne Street and north of the roundabout)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintaining two-way traffic with lane shifts on Shelburne Street

    • Limit Locust Street to one-way eastbound direction with no left turns from Locust Street onto Shelburne Street or turns from northbound Shelburne Street onto Locust Street

    • No left turns from Ledge Road or turns onto Ledge Road from southbound Shelburne Street

    • No left turns from South Willard Street onto Shelburne Street with a southbound detour for South Willard traffic to South Union Street via Howard Street

    • Maintaining truck route with a detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Locust Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 6:

Map of Phase 6

  • Construction activities include the construction of the southwest quadrant of the roundabout (south side of Locust Street, west side of Shelburne Street and south of roundabout to Gove Court)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintaining two-way traffic with lane shifts on Shelburne Street

    • Reduce the northbound approach to one lane on Shelburne Street

    • Limit Locust Street to one-way in the westbound direction

    • No left turns from South Willard Street onto Shelburne Street, detouring southbound South Willard Street traffic to St. Paul Street via Howard Street

    • Maintain truck route using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Locust Street

 

PHASE 7:

Map of Phase 7

  • Construction activities include the construction of the southeast quadrant of the roundabout (Ledge Road, east side of Shelburne Street and south of roundabout to Gove Court)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic with lane shifts on Shelburne Street

    • Reduce northbound traffic to one lane on Shelburne Street with lane closure south of Adams Court

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Locust Street, and eastbound right turn only

    • One-directional eastbound traffic on Ledge Road or road closure during work hours

    • No left turn onto Ledge Road from Shelburne Street

    • No left turn from South Willard Street onto Shelburne Street, detour southbound South Willard Street traffic to South Union Street via Howard Street

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 8:

Map of Phase 8

  • Construction activities include the construction of the northeast quadrant of the roundabout (South Willard Street, east side of Shelburne Street, and north of the roundabout)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street, on the north end of the project, alternating one-way or one-directional northbound traffic with detours will be used

    • One-directional northbound traffic on South Willard Street with detours for southbound traffic

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Locust Street, and eastbound right turn only

    • Prohibited left turns from Locust Street and South Willard Street onto Shelburne Street

    • Prohibited left turns from Shelburne Street onto Ledge Road and Locust Street

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Patrick Street and Shelburne Street

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on South Willard Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 9A:

Map of Phase 9A

  • Construction activities include the reconstruction of the west side of Shelburne Street south of Gove Court to Adams Court

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street with northbound lane closure south of Adams Court and shifting southbound traffic

    • Prohibit left turns from Shelburne Street onto Locust Street and Ledge Road

    • Maintain access to Bel-Aire Motel and gas station

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented

 

PHASE 9B:

Map of Phase 9B

  • Construction activities include the reconstruction of the middle section of Shelburne Street south of Gove Court to Adams Court

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street with northbound traffic moving along the east curb line and the southbound lane shifted to the west curb line

    • Prohibit left turn lanes from Shelburne Street from Locust Street

    • Maintain access to Bel-Aire Motel and gas station

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 9C:

Map of Phase 9C

  • Construction activities include the reconstruction of the east side of Shelburne Street south of Gove Court to Adams Court

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street with northbound lane closure and lane shift south of Adams Court

    • Prohibit left turns from Shelburne Street onto Locust Street and Ledge Road

    • Prohibit left turns onto Shelburne Street from Locust Street

    • Maintain access to Bel-Aire Motel and gas station

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 10A:

Map of Phase 10A

  • Construction activities include partial construction of the truck apron and partial construction of the center roundabout island and the islands in Locust Street and South Willard Street

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintaining two-way traffic on Shelburne Street, westbound traffic only on Locust Street

    • Prohibit left turns from Shelburne Street onto Ledge Road, Locust Street and South Willard Street

    • Prohibit left turns from Locust Street and South Willard Street

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

    • On-street parking restrictions may be implemented on Locust Street

 

PHASE 10B:

Map of Phase 10B

  • Construction activities include the complete construction of the truck apron and complete the center roundabout island

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic on Shelburne Street on the roundabout through pattern

    • No left turns from Ledge Road, South Willard Street or Locust Street

    • No left turns from South Willard onto Shelburne Street, detour southbound South Willard traffic to South Union Street via Howard Street

    • Maintain truck route detour using Main Street to South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street and Shelburne Street

 

PHASE 11:

Map of Phase 11

  • Construction activities include the construction of the splitter islands in Shelburne Street (north approach and south approach into roundabout) and Ledge Road

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • Maintain two-way traffic with lane shifts during peak hours (8 AM – 8 PM)

    • One-directional traffic with a detour for construction of north approach island

    • One-directional southbound traffic with a detour for northbound traffic for the construction of the south approach island during off-peak hours (8 PM – 6 AM)

    • Road closure of Ledge road during work hours

 

PHASE 12:

Map of Phase 12 - Final Construction

  • Construction activities include finishing construction (final paving, lighting, landscaping and other remaining incidental items)

  • Anticipated traffic impacts include:

    • One-directional traffic of full closure of side streets during work hours

    • Shelburne Street may require one-way alternating traffic or one-directional traffic with detours during work hours

    • Potential nighttime paving

 

Construction Timeline:

  • 2021 Q1: Project Advertisement for Bidding

  • 2021 Q1: Contract Award

  • 2021 Q2: Construction Begins (Utility Relocations), Phases 1 -4

  • 2022 Q1: Roundabout and Street Construction, Phases 5 – 11

  • 2022 Q4: Construction Completion, Phase 12

  • 2023 Q2: Potential Landscaping Improvements