Project Description

Kocher Drive Mixed-Use Path



In 2014, the Bennington County Regional Commission identified a need for an appealing and safe 0.3-mile multi-use path running from the Aldi/CVS plaza to Performance Drive, connecting to the town recreational park, and continuing on to an existing path on East Road. MSK was awarded the contract and designed the new bike/pedestrian path to be separated from the roadway with a 10-foot grass median with trees. We also designed a new crosswalk at the intersection of Kocher Drive and Route 7, with a pedestrian refuge and pedestrian-actuated signals, and planned for the elimination of the right-turn-only lane on Route 7 southbound. All intersection interventions are in compliance with VTrans standard specifications and FHWA regulations. We drew plans in Microstation to conform to VTrans survey standards. Construction was completed in 2020.

At a Glance
  • Client: Bennington County Regional Commission
  • Project Dates: 2014–2020
  • Permitting: VT Stormwater 9020
  • VT DEC Stream Alteration Permit
  • USACE General Permit
Services Provided
  • Engineering
  • Survey
  • Permitting
  • Bidding
  • Construction Administration