During our City Council meeting on Monday, we were joined by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) who shared a project update on the work that’s taking place along East Allen Street and the Rotary. Over the summer, VTrans will resurface these roadways, including two stages of paving and updated lines and markings. There will be crosswalk improvements on E. Allen by Manseau and Dion streets and updated bike lanes. A center turn lane will be added from the railroad crossing at Hood to the interstate, reducing each direction of traffic to one lane while improving traffic flow and safety. There will also be work at the top of the Rotary on Main St. up to the bridge, removing the concrete and replacing it with new pavement. Click here to view a recent update. The City of Winooski will be sharing these updates from VTrans' channels via our website news updates (sign up here), to our social media channels, and here on Front Porch Forum. You can view the project fact sheet here. If you're ever looking for additional info on VTrans projects across the state, visit vtrans.vermont.gov/find-a-project. Questions and comments regarding this project can be sent to Natalie Boyle, Public Information Consultant: 802 855 3893 / email@example.com.
Later in the meeting, we made appointments to the Winooski Commission for Inclusion and Belonging. This group will work with our other policy commissions to bring an equity lens across Winooski. Many thanks to our new Commissioners for taking on this role - your service is important! We currently have openings on a few of our boards and commissions. Looking to get connected to your neighbors or discover a new way to give back to the community? These opportunities are an excellent way to get involved in the public process. Applicants with related experience, skill sets, or interests are encouraged to apply. Click here for details.
Coming up: an important public meeting will be held by the Winooski Planning Commission on June 23rd. A hearing was held in May to receive public input on potential changes to our land use and zoning regulations to incentivize the development of priority housing units with 3 bedrooms or larger, and affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income households. Public input is needed to ensure we move these updates forward, prioritizing housing needs in Winooski. View the draft changes here. Keep an eye out for our meeting notices to attend.
Lastly, I'd like to give a huge thanks to everyone who planned and attended the Centennial Birthday Party last weekend! The event was a success and it truly felt like the entire community was there to celebrate Winooski's history and our future. We've got a special highlight of the event in production with Town Meeting TV but in the meantime, you can see photos here.
As always, feel free to reach out at any time.
Mayor Kristine Lott
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