Dorset Mixed-Use Paths
Vermont State Route 7, a busy state highway, defines the western boundary of the Village of East Dorset. Despite unsafe conditions, village residents walk to the nearby market across Vermont Route 7. In 2019, the Town of Dorset hired MSK to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety. MSK designed a new crosswalk and rapid flashing beacon for the Route 7 crossing and updated aging sidewalk infrastructure in the village. In 2020, MSK provided an existing conditions survey, right-of-way development, a conceptual design, and preliminary cost estimates for a proposed 0.5-mile shared-use path along Vermont Route 30, connecting area attraction H. N. Williams General Store to the shops and restaurants of Dorset Village. The design includes pedestrian safety improvements, including 3 new crosswalks.
At a Glance
- Client: Town of Dorset
- Project Dates: 2019–present
- Permitting: VTrans 1111 State Highway Access & Work Permit