TRANSPORTATION PLANNER: ERICA ROPER
The WRC has a strong commitment to transportation planning that accurately reflects the priorities of all the communities it serves. Our transportation program is based on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) Transportation Planning Initiative (TPI) Manual and Guidebook, a collaboration between VTrans and the eleven Vermont Regional Planning Commissions.
Our Transportation Work Program is directed by the Transportation Committee that includes representatives and key stakeholders from towns and organizations in the region. Part of their work includes an annual prioritization of regional transportation projects which helps VTrans to prioritize their work across the region. Staff also conduct traffic studies to collect vehicle volume, speed and classification (link to Traffic Count request form). More information about the Committee meetings, agendas and work can be found here.
Regional Transportation Plan Update
Updated Route 100 Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan
Scenic Route 100 Byway is located in south-central Vermont. Running along the east edge of the Green Mountains, this 138 mile byway has a wide range of historic, cultural, scenic, natural and recreational resources. Recognized by Yankee Magazine as one of “the most scenic drives in New England” and part of Vermont’s “Skiers Highway” which connects some of the best skiing and riding opportunities in the northeast. From the Town of Stamford, on the VT/MA boarder to the Town of Granville, this byway now includes 20 towns. This is now Vermont’s second largest Byway, behind the Connecticut River Byway, crisscrossing along the spine of the Green Mountain from the Mad River Byway to the Massachusetts’s border. This has been a wonderful grassroots effort resulting from the joint partnerships of town representatives, various Chambers of Commerce, Regional Planning Commissions, and supportive businesses along Route 100..
The Town of Readsboro supports the Route 100 Scenic Byway and is requesting to be a part of it. Below is a link to the updated Route 100 Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan. There will be an upcoming Public Hearing with the Scenery Preservation Council to review letters of support, take public comment and support with the purpose of making a recommendation to the Transportation Board to include the Town of Readsboro into the Route 100 Scenic Byway. Feel free to call Matt, x120, with any questions.
WRC Compiles Report on Route 9, Route 100 Intersection Public Meeting
- Last Updated on 11 September 2014