South Burlington Office - Market Street Reconstruction

24 June 2019

Market Street remains closed to pedestrian and vehicular thru traffic; however, all residences and business are still accessible. Traffic control will be present, and travelers are asked to follow the flagger's direction to get through the work zones safely. As with all roadway projects, delays are to be expected, please account for additional travel time when traveling through the project. 

The Contractor for the City's Market Street project will be transitioning major activities to the West end of the project. The main focus for the next few weeks will be between the Rick Marcotte school and the intersection with Mary Street. 

Work will include: 

  • Utility Installation: remaining water connections, storm drain installations as well as communications duct banks and electrical conduits for future street lights.
  • Road Work: excavation and installation of new material for the road sub-base.
  • This work will require excavation and then backfilling of trenches. Expect single lane traffic, and workers and equipment in the roadway. The contractor is required to conduct extensive compaction efforts using a vibratory roller to prevent settlement of the excavations in the future. Expect vibrations. At this time there are no project-related utility outages or disruptions planned.

Additionally, work will continue on the east end of the project, from the box culvert to Hinesburg Rd., as the contractor prepares the roadway and sidewalls for paving and constructs the planting pits for landscaping. 

Work will include: 

  • Paving for the East end of the project from the Box Culvert to Hinesburg Road is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday but is subject to change if weather or sub-contractor schedules change.
  • Installation of the sidewalk will begin mid-week in the middle (closed) portion of the project.
  • Continuing to shape side-slopes with excavators, placing topsoil with the loader, placing gravel for sidewalks.
  • Excavation to tie the new road into Hinesburg Rd is tentatively scheduled for the end of the week.
  • The contractor is required to conduct extensive compaction efforts using a vibratory roller to prevent settlement of the excavations in the future. Expect vibrations