City Road Construction
Crescent Connector Phase 2 Project
The second phase of the Crescent Connector Project will consist of constructing a new roadway connecting Park Street to Maple Street and a full-depth reconstruction of Railroad Street. Work will begin on May 15, 2023, with the preparation of the site with construction limit fencing and signage. Construction will begin in earnest on May 22, 2023, on Park Street. This project will impact Park Street, Main Street, and Maple Street at various times throughout the course of the construction. Moveable message boards will warn of street and lane closures. It will also include the installation of new traffic signals at Park Street and Maple Street. The project will include bike lanes and new sidewalks, and the entire route will have new street lights installed. Phase 1 of this project, which focused on railroad crossing improvements within the City core in 2022, is now complete. Both phases of this project have been in development for the past 12 years, and the construction of Phase 2 will complete this long-term project. The estimated completion date of this project is November 2024.
Residents or businesses interested in receiving daily emails on the progress of the Crescent Connector Phase 2 Project can subscribe to the mailing list by emailing Rick Hamlin, City Engineer, at crescentconnectorphase2@. dlhce.com
Corrective Action Plan Amendment Crescent Connector Roadway
May 26, 2023 Daily Update
Pedestrian/Bicycle/Traffic Impacts Monday – No impacts expected on Monday
There will be no project work on Monday.
One Week Look Ahead- Tuesday the contractor will be removing sidewalk, islands, and curb on the east side of the road between the tracks. Wednesday they will be grinding and removing pavement in the parking areas. The remainder of the week they will be installing electrical conduit and drainage piping. More details will be provided in next week’s email on Wednesday. The east side of Park Street between the tracks will be the area where the work effort will be concentrated. Plan for delays for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles when using this portion of Park Street next week. We recommend that the sidewalk on the west side of Park Street be used to walk between the track crossings.
Please note that the businesses at 34 Park Street are open and following their normal schedules. When the contractor is working on the sidewalk in front of the building, they will make sure that pedestrians can access all the businesses at 34 Park. Parking for 34 Park Street will always be available at the south end of the building, in the Greer’s parking lot near the tracks, and in the public parking in front of the Park Street School. Parking at the north end of the building will be available through the end of the day on Monday.
The contractor provides their best prediction of their next work cycle, and we will be sending these emails daily during the week to keep you informed of the construction progress. Please keep in mind that construction is a fluid process and sometimes plans must change based upon weather, conditions found in the field, or other factors, as has happened these last few days.
Brickyard Road Culvert Replacement Project
The Brickyard Road Culvert Replacement Project will include the replacement of twin corrugate metal culverts with a concrete box culvert, as was done on Densmore Drive in 2021 and 2022, and the relocation of a waterline. This project will begin with one-lane alternating traffic on Brickyard Road on June 1, 2023. Beginning June 16, 2023, Brickyard Road will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Mansfield Avenue and Densmore Drive until this project's completion date, estimated to be September 1, 2023. Detour signs will be installed to identify routes around the closed portion of the road.
Main Street Waterline Replacement Project
The Main Street Waterline Replacement Project will begin in late June to early July and will impact Main Street with one-lane alternating traffic. It will include the replacement of the existing municipal waterline along the east side of Main Street from north of the Indian Brook bridge crossing to the existing water tank connection adjacent to the booster pump station located along Turnberry Ridge. The estimated completion date of this project is November 2023.
Residents or businesses interested in receiving daily emails on the progress of the Main Street Waterline Replacement Project. Residents or businesses interested in receiving daily emails on the progress of the Main Street Waterline Replacement Project can subscribe to the mailing list by emailing Jeffrey P. Kershner, P.E. at mainstreetwaterline@. dlhce.com
Utilities Working in the City
Consolidated Communications/Fidium is currently building fiber-to-the-home in the City of Essex Junction. They will work on multiple streets during the spring, which may affect traffic. Below are the roads they will be working on for the week.
May 22, 2023
- Park Street
- Lincoln Street,
- North Street,
- Stanton Drive
- Jackson Street,
- Mansfield Ave,
- Maple Street