August 22, 2013
Reconstruction on the Richmond park and ride is set to begin Aug. 26, and space will be limited until the project’s completion nearly a year from now.
Tatro Construction Inc. will add 53 parking spaces and resurface the pavement, for a total of 158 spaces. The company is also set to add drainage, lighting, signs, new medians and curbing, a traffic circle and a bus shelter. It will also construct a new entrance and traffic signal at park and ride entrance, U.S. Route 2 and the Interstate 89 southbound exit ramp. It will also replace the light at U.S. Route 2 and Vt. Route 117.
The project is expected to be completed June 26, 2014.
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the approximately $1 million expansion project in May. The expansion is part of a larger project to encourage public transportation use and carpooling, adding a total of 500 spaces to Vermont park and ride lots.
For more information, contact Stephanie Barrett at 862-6868. For a weekly update on the anticipated work schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff