Downtown Bridge Replacement &
Rail Line Improvement Project
News & Analysis from
Middlebury's Project Liaison
On this page you can access and review important project planning documents.
Posted November 14, 2016: Attorney Dumont Letter to Secretary of Transportation Chris Cole
Attachment 1 to Dumont Letter: Finger January 2016 Project History
Attachment 2 to Dumont Letter: AREMA Standards
Attachment 3 to Dumont Letter: LaFiandra Letter
Attachment 4 to Dumont Letter: LaFiandra Resume
Attachment 5 to Dumont Letter: Murawski Letter
Posted June 23, 2016: Contract 1 Final Plans
You can review the 85-page document that presents final engineering plans for the first phase of the construction project, known as "Contract 1." This phase of the project, which should get underway in late Fall 2016, primarily involves 1) constructing an access road from the south end of Water Street toward the Battell parking lot (to be completed in Contract 2) and 2) building a new drainage system along the rail corridor from just north of the Merchants Row bridge to north of the Main Street bridge and out to Otter Creek.
You can also review a draft Spill Containment Plan that proposes a solution for "capping" the drainage system outleting to Otter Creek in the event of a hazardous waste spill in the rail corridor.
Spill Containment Plan Narrative
Spill Containment Plan Diagrams
Response to Documentation Requests from Peter Langrock
This set of documents represents the Town's response to requests for project documentation received in letters from Attorney Peter Langrock on April 11 and May 3, 2016.
Correspondence with Attorney Peter Langrock
Langrock Letter of April 11, 2016
Selectboard Response of April 29, 2016
Langrock Letter of May 3, 2016
Selectboard Response of June 28, 2016
Documentation Provided to Langrock on June 28, 2016
VTrans Standard Specifications for Construction
General Special Provisions for All Projects (updates to the Standard Specifications)
Section 108.12: Failure To Complete Work on Time (Liquidated Damages)
Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way
FHWA memo accepting the Guidelines as best management practice
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Pre-Construction Soil and Groundwater Sampling Plan prepared by VHB for review by VTrans and VT DEC.
Response to Plan from Gerold Noyes, VT DEC
Recommended Budget FY2017 confirming VTrans authority to build the project and the funding.
Neighbors Together Community Action Group: Action Plan Suggestions
This set of documents summarizes suggestions made by community members attending the Neighbors Together community action group meetings at St. Stephen's in January and February, 2016. These meetings were designed to define the values that the community considers important to town life and to develop actions plans to help preserve those values during project construction.
Action Plan Suggestions: Accessibility to Businesses and Services
Action Plan Suggestions: Project Communications
Action Plan Suggestions: Preserving Downtown Middlebury as a Community & Cultural Center
Action Plan Suggestions: Maintaining the Economic Vitality of Downtown Middlebury
Community Liaison Summary of Action Plan Suggestions