Second Local Concerns Meeting About the Exit 17 Scoping Study on October 22

Interested in learning about transportation solutions to address congestion and safety issues at Exit 17?

As a follow-up to the first local concerns meeting about the Exit 17 Scoping Study, which was held on September 10, a second meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22.

The Chittenden Country Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), in conjunction with the Town of Colchester and the Town of Milton, will hold the meeting at the October 22 Colchester Selectboard meeting. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Colchester Meeting House at 830 Main Street, and community members are encouraged to attend.

As we originally reported, the study’s primary focus is upon the exploration of long-term solutions to the peak-hours traffic congestion at the Exit 17 interchange as well as the intersection of Route 2 and Route 7.

As stated in a Third Sector Associates press release about the meeting (please click here to download the press release):

“The Exit 17 Scoping Study has analyzed the operation and safety of the Interstate 89 Exit 17 interchange and connecting highways. Options have been developed to provide a safe and efficient connection between the interstate and highway systems while also accommodating future travel demand. Possible alternatives have been created with an eye toward improving safety for all users, reducing congestion, and enhancing access to and from the interstate. The study area includes the Exit 17 interchange and the intersection of US Routes 2 and 7.”

The study is funded by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and the Towns of Colchester and Milton.

For additional information, please click here to access an informational flyer. You may also click here to access a website that includes a map of the area in question and related project documents.

For more information, please contact Director of Public Works Bryan Osborne at (802) 264-5620 or by e-mail at, or contact Diane at (802) 865-1794 or

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