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Transportation Agency Receives $25 Million Grant to Replace Burlington-Winooski Bridge

The Main Street Bridge connecting Winooski and Burlington will be replaced thanks to a federal grant of nearly $25 million from the US Department of Transportation. The new bridge will have wider lanes and dedicated cycle and pedestrian lanes on both sides. The current bridge is 93 years old. The AOT said it had narrow vehicle lanes, no shoulders and a narrow sidewalk. It also lacks a buffer zone separating car traffic from pedestrians and cyclists. the financing necessary for the design and construction of the new bridge. The AOT said the remaining funds will come from state and local municipalities. Preliminary planning and design is expected to take place over the next few years, with construction expected to begin in 2027. The new bridge is expected to be completed by 2030.

The Main Street Bridge connecting Winooski and Burlington will be replaced thanks to a federal grant of nearly $25 million from the US Department of Transportation.

The new bridge will have wider lanes and dedicated cycle and pedestrian lanes on both sides.

The current bridge is 93 years old. The AOT said it had narrow vehicle lanes, no shoulders and a narrow sidewalk. It also lacks a buffer zone separating car traffic from pedestrians and cyclists.

“This new funding will provide much-needed improvements to this critical but outdated infrastructure,” Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn said.

The federal grant will represent 80% of the funding needed to design and build the new bridge. The AOT said the remaining funds would come from state and local municipalities.

Preliminary planning and design is expected to take place over the next few years, with construction expected to begin in 2027. The new bridge is expected to be completed by 2030.