The Town of Plainfield has been systematically upgrading its pedestrian facilities in the Village area since the 1990s, but there are still gaps in the system. Two significant gaps are adequate pedestrian (and bicycle) facilities on Main Street crossing the Winooski River and along the south side of Route 2 heading west between the Main Street bridge and the Plainfield Post Office. The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) Assisted the Town in obtaining a 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Grant to undertake a Pedestrian Bridge and South Side Sidewalk Conceptual Alignment Analysis (CAA). The CVRPC staff is assisting the Town with the project management duties for this CAA.
With the assistance of the CVRPC, the Town organized a Steering Committee of local officials and citizens to provide direction for the study. Together they requested proposals from a consultants to help them with the feasibility study; the selected consultant team (the BRPD Team) is led by Broadreach Planning & Design and supported by Stantec Consulting Services and EIV Technical Services.
The general limits of the Study Area for this project extend on the east from the south side of the Main Street Winooski River bridge westward along Route 2 to the Plainfield Post Office and to the fronts of the existing buildings on Main Street and Route 2.
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