The Towns of Morristown and Stowe have long considered linking their two communities, as well as the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and the Stowe Recreation Path, by some form of enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facility. With the assistance of the Lamoille County Regional Commission, the towns received an enhancement grant to study the feasibility of creating such a connection. The Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) is acting as the project manager on behalf of the towns in undertaking the study. To begin the project, the LCPC organized a Steering Committee of local officials and citizens from each community to provide direction for the study. The Steering Committee established a vision for the project and generated initial ideas on what the project might include. They also selected a Consulting Team to help them with the feasibility study led by Broadreach Planning & Design and supported by Stantec, EIV Technical Services and Heritage Landscapes LLC.
The Study Area for this project extends from Morrisville on the north to Stowe Village on the south. It is generally bounded on the east by Randolph Road and on the west by Stagecoach Road. Figure B-1 shows the location of the project and the general extent of the Study Area.
To begin the project, the Steering Committee and the Consultant Team reviewed existing conditions and then began to consider a wide range of alternatives. Because many of the alternatives crossed private property, the Steering Committee undertook a special effort to reach out to the land owners. The alternatives were revised to avoid those properties of owners that did not want any potential path to cross their land. The draft final report shows the recommended alignment, developed after talking further with landowners and the communities.
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To review the alternative path alignments currently under consideration, Click Here