Windsor Hosts First Public Work Session for Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Study
September 10, 2014
Through a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Town of Windsor has been able to examine improvements in the downtown area and along Route 5 between the downtown and the Interstate. The study is the next step in implementing some of the recommendations of the Downtown Plan. In particular, the plan will be looking at how to improve walking and bicycling conditions in the downtown by adding better crosswalks on Main Street, a new path along the railroad and additional improvements on Main Street near Price Chopper.
Please join us on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for a public work session in which input, concerns, issues or ideas are encouraged about walking and bicycling in the downtown and along Route 5 north. It will be held at 7:00 PM at the Welcome Center.
Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund
Several grant application deadlines approaching
August 14, 2014
Several grant programs have been announced in the last month – including Municipal Planning Grants (MPGs), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the new Strong Communities, Better Connections (SCBC) grant. For more information see our Grants Page.
Request for Quotes – Printing of Connecticut River Byway Travel Guide. Due 8/12
August 25, 2014
At this time, a selection has not been made.
July 28, 2014
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission seeks services to print a four-color professional publication that is easy to use, eye catching, and accentuates the beauty and uniqueness of life along the Connecticut River. The travel guide will cultivate awareness about the availability, accessibility and affordability of travel options along the Connecticut River Valley. Formal quote submissions must arrive in a sealed envelope by 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. For more information, see our RFP webpage.
Construction Season is here! Several bridge closures and paving projects planned
August 13, 2014
Here’s a brief summary of the upcoming projects you might want to know about:
|Windsor||Interstate Bridge||2013 & 2014||Bridges 33 N&S on I-91 over VT-44||Design-Build. Rolling roadblocks 8/19-8/20. VT-44 will be closed for about a week each summer. Next shutdown of VT-44 is 8/25-8/29/2014|
|Hartland||Park & Ride Lot||2014||US-5 just east of I-91 exit 9||Closed for reconstruction April through August 2014|
|West Windsor||State Highway Bridge||2014||Bridge 4 on VT-33 just west of Kimball Farm Rd||Major Maintenance Work. Deck replacement. Closed to through traffic 7/28/2014 thru 8/17/2014. Click here for more info|
|West Windsor||State Highway Bridge||2014||Bridge 7 on VT-44 just east of Brook Rd||Major Maintenance Work. Deck replacement. Closed to through traffic 6/6/2014 thru 6/27/2014. Click here for more info|
|Cavendish||State Highway Bridge||2014||Bridge 1 on VT-131 in Whitesville||DR. 5 week closure. Closed to through traffic 6/23/2014 thru 7/25/2014.Click here for more info|
|Rockingham, Chester, Cavendish, Ludlow, Mt Holly||Install Rumble Stripes||2014||VT-103 install rumble stripes on selected portions of the road||Installation Fall 2014. Public meetings 8/28 and 9/9/2014. More details to follow|
|Springfield||Park & Ride Lot||2015||VT-11 just west of I-91 exit 7||Reconstruction delayed in Spring 2015.|
|Chester and Springfield||Paving||2015||VT-10|
|Cavendish and Weathersfield||Paving||2015||VT-131 from VT-106 to VT-103||DR. Originally scheduled for 2014.|
|Chester, Windsor, Springfield||Class 1 Town Highway Paving||2015||Class 1 town highways in Chester, Windsor and Springfield|
|Andover and Chester||Paving||2015/ 2016?||VT-11 in Andover and part of Chester||DR.|
|Ludlow, Plymouth and Bridgewater||Paving||2015/ 2016?||VT-100 from VT-103 to US-4||DR.|
|Ludlow||Town Highway Bridge||2015/ 2016?||Walker Bridge (25) on VT-103||ABC. Full bridge replacement. 4-6 week closure.|
|Andover||State Highway Bridge||2015/ 2016?||Bridge 41 on VT-11 just east of Hill Top Rd||ABC. Superstructure replacement. 10 day closure|
Information in this table will be updated as it becomes available. For more information, contact Katharine Otto.
Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF) Rule Change
February 4, 2014
Following presidentially declared disasters, the State of Vermont and FEMA provide Public Assistance (PA) funding to towns to assist in rebuilding and repairing municipal infrastructure. Under this program, FEMA provides 75% funding with the remaining 25% being split between the State of Vermont and towns. In 2012, the State modified the rules that determine the proportion of this State/local cost share. Attached is a letter from Vermont Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding, that addresses these and other changes to Vermont’s Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF) that will take effect on Oct. 23, 2014. Please also see our Winter 2014 Newsletter for more information.
Click here to view letter
East Central Vermont (ECV) Consortium Outreach Plan
November 25, 2013
SWCRPC is joining efforts with the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) to develop a regional plan for East Central Vermont (ECV) that will guide decision-making and investments aimed at maintaining the place we call home. Several of the towns in our region have already signed up as Consortium members and, as this is a public process, we are attempting to put out the word that involvement is desired. Several draft documents and information about working groups is available athttp://ecvermont.org/news/ Please contact Dan Potter at email@example.com for additional information.
In early 2012, the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission began to develop a housing and transportation affordability model. As a rural area, the RPC has long recognized the significant distances that the region’s residents travel for essential tasks such as work, buying groceries and medical appointments. The RPC also recognized in their 2009 Regional Plan the significant increases in housing prices in the region over the last few years.