July 8th – Emergency Management Training in Chester
The Local Emergency Planning Committee has organized a training that is ideal for town officials and staff to be held in Chester. The class gives an overview of the Incident Command System in just 2 hours – and is specifically designed for executives and senior officials – so if you are involved in emergency planning or response in your town, this is for you! The ICS-402 class will be held on Wednesday, July 8th in Chester. For more information click here and email Katharine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the registration form that needs to be submitted by July 2nd.
Mill Brook Study completed!
The Phase II Stream Geomorphic Assessment Report of the Mill Brook Watershed is now finished! The report contains detailed information on the health of the Mill Brook and opportunities to promote flood resiliency within the watershed. Please click here to review a copy of the report. Contact Dan Potter with any questions.
Request for Qualifications – Technical Assistance Program Consultants – Due 6/12
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission is seeking to procure consultants to provide on-call services for planning and engineering tasks associated with projects for member towns within the SWCRPC region and for emergency services due to flooding or other types of natural and made disasters. The Technical Services Program will be from 2015-2017. The selected consultants or consultant teams will be used on an as-needed basis through individual task or project assignments to provide services in one or more of the areas of expertise. Proposals are due on June 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Please call the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission at (802) 674-9201 or visit www.swcrpc.org for Request for Proposal documentation.
Please click here for the RFQ documentation.
The Way To Go challenge is back again this year… as a two week challenge. Find a way to take transit, walk, bike, carpool or rideshare. The Current is doing Fare Free Fridays both weeks (see www.crtransit.org for bus schedules). More information at http://swcrpc.org/transportation/ and sign up at www.waytogovt.org/
Construction Season is Back! Transportation Projects Scheduled for 2015
As spring and summer finally arrive, so do the transportation construction projects. Below is a list of projects due to occur this year. Last modified May 12, 2015. For more information about any projects contact Katharine Otto, email@example.com.
|Town||Project Type||Location Info||Notes|
|Andover||State Highway Bridge||Bridge 41 on VT-11 just east of Hill Top Rd||Accelerated Bridge Construction. 10 day closure. More info click here|
|Springfield||Park & Ride Lot||VT-11 just west of I-91 exit 7||Reconstruction due to start May 2015.|
|Chester||Class 1 Town Hwy Paving||Class 1 town highways (Main St and Depot St)|
|Windsor||Class 1 Town Hwy Paving||Class 1 town highways (Main St, Ascutney St and Union St)|
|Springfield||Class 1 Town Hwy Paving||Class 1 town highways (Main St and Chester Road)|
|Hartford (WRJ)||State Highway Bridge||I-91 bridge over US-5 near McDs and VA||Includes closure of I-91 for 2 weekends in Aug/Sept 2015. Also affects some travel on US-5. For more details click here|
|Springfield and Charlestown||State Highway Bridge||Charlestown-Springfield Bridge (Cheshire Toll Bridges)||Construction will reduce traffic to one lane in either direction for approx 8 weeks and also include a 5 day complete closure to traffic. Earliest construction could start is July, but could be delayed to Spring 2016.|
East Central Vermont: What We Want plan is completed!
How much of the Connecticut River Byway have you traveled?
November 18, 2014
Have you visited the Cady Mausoleum in Brownsville or the Crown Point Military Road in Weathersfield and Springfield? These are just two of 100 historic sites profiled in a new travel guide of the Connecticut River Byway, a project led by SWCRPC. The Byway runs on major roads on both the Vermont and New Hampshire sides of the Connecticut River, and the travel guide covers over 500 miles of roadway between the Massachusetts and Quebec borders. It’s an interesting guide with car, bicycle and kayak routes, as well as information about historic sites along the way. The brochure was printed in November and has started to be delivered to a wide variety of locations along the Byway – including visitor centers, Chambers and historical societies. The Byway website (www.ctriverbyway.org) is due to have the travel guide uploaded with an interactive map in the next few months. Contact Katharine if you’d like a copy or more information about the project.