Eastbound VT Route 15 in Colchester

A view of eastbound VT Route 15 in Colchester. A new multi-use path will extend from Lime Kiln Road in Colchester to Susie Wilson Road in Essex. 

A new 1.5 mile, multi-use path to be constructed this summer will connect Colchester and Essex. 

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in conjunction with Engineers Construction, Inc. (ECI) will begin the construction of a new path on VT Route 15 between the intersections of Lime Kiln Road, Colchester and Susie Wilson Road, Essex.

The path will be 10-feet wide. The project also includes pedestrian signal upgrades, signage, pavement markings and more.

The new path will run along the south side of VT Route 15 from Lime Kiln Road to Vermont Air National Guard Road. Then cross VT Route 15 and continue along the north side of the road to Susie Wilson Road.

During construction, VTrans anticipates minimal impact to commuters and traffic flow as the majority of the work will be off the roadway. Non-motorists, will follow a signed alternative path.

If any impact to motorists should be necessary it will be clearly signed and there will be flaggers or uniformed traffic officers. All construction work will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with some Saturday activities, as needed.

The anticipated completion is September 2021.

Beginning April 12 ECI will install construction signage and set up erosion control measures.

Written By

Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.


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