Vermont Business Magazine Phase 2 is in the waning days of the 2017 construction season and the whole team is working hard to pave the remaining 1 ¼ miles from North Beach to Shore Road. Meanwhile, the push is on to complete as many intersections as possible before winter shutdown. As long as Mother Nature stamps an OK, our contractor plans to move in paving equipment today (Friday, November 17) and begin laying the base course of asphalt. The bike path's asphalt will consist of two layers, a lower layer called the base course (made with larger stone or aggregate to provide a strong and stable base) and on top of that the wear course (made with finer stones and aggregate to provide a smooth riding finish). At this point, our contractor, paving subcontractor and resident engineers are all predicting that we will be able to get the base course in this year, but the wear course may have to wait until the spring. Stay tuned for paving schedule details early next week.
|Burlington Greenway Phase 2a Section is Open and Amazing|
- Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20-22, asphalt paving from North Beach to Shore Road (exact sequence TBD)
- Late November - Mid December, 2017: Aggregate shoulder installation, topsoil grading, seeding/mulching, Killarney connection, staging area consolidation
- Late December: Burlington Greenway open from Queen City Park Road to Winooski River Bridge
- Spring 2018, Late April - Mid-May: There will be a short term closure of the path, from North Beach to Shore Road, in the early spring, as soon as the weather and BPRW event schedule allows, to complete any unfinished work. The Greenway is expected to be fully open for the Burlington City Marathon on Sunday, May 27, 2017.