I've been distributing the attached timeline to prepare our downtown community for the installation of temporary bridges on Main Street and Merchants Row this summer. I'll continue to update the timeline as dates and tasks are finalized. I'll also be providing regular updates throughout the project via the Town's Listserv. To sign up for those emails, go to www.townofmiddlebury.org and click on the link, Town Email List.
To prepare for this summer's installation of temporary bridges on Main Street and Merchants Row, the Selectboard at last night's meeting approved a recommendation to relocate ACTR's Merchants Row transit hub to South Pleasant Street starting on Monday, June 12. The relocation is considered a short-term solution while the Town's Planning Commission assembles a working group to report back to the Selectboard in July with a recommendation for a permanent relocation. The South P
This past Thursday, May 11, the Vermont Agency of Transportation and its engineering partner VHB held a public meeting in Middlebury at which it presented an overview of the results of its four-month-long Environmental Assessment of the Middlebury Rail and Bridge Project. The EA, as it's known, evaluates the impacts of the project on 17 environmental resources. These resources range from wetlands and pedestrian and vehicular traffic to wildlife and hazardous/contaminated mat
This morning Betty Nuovo, Middlebury resident and long-time State legislator representing Middlebury, interviewed Brian Carpenter, Chair of the Middlebury Selectboard, and Jim Gish, Middlebury's Community Liaison for the Rail/Bridge Project, in a segment that will air on MCTV. Much of the 30-minute interview focuses on the installation of temporary bridges this summer on Main Street and Merchants Row. Brian and Jim discuss the rationale behind the decision, the timeline and
Angelo Lynn has written an informative and timely article on Middlebury's rail/bridge project that will appear in tomorrow's (May 8) edition of the Addison Independent. The article reviews the history of the project and the estimated costs at each stage of revision. It also examines both the benefits and challenges of the project. The article arrives as the Agency of Transportation prepares to hold a public hearing on the Environmental Assessment this coming Thursday eveni