Brandon, Vermont is more than 250 years old. Let’s face it, at that age, everyone needs a little facelift! Over the next few years, our quintessential Vermont village will be looking at an improved streetscape, new traffic pattern, buried wires, better parking, beautiful parks, modern and safe downtown sidewalks, benches, decorative streetlights, and a 21st century underbelly.
The project that has the infamous tag line of “It won’t happen in my lifetime,” is actually on the horizon. So, what will it take to get there? Patience. Understanding. Pride. Collaboration. A few years.
The first part of our multi-year project was addressing some of the underbelly needs. During Tropical Storm Irene in August, 2011, some damage was done to the town’s waterlines. While we still have the best water in the State of Vermont, there were some underground problems. The 2014 Phase I portion of the project primarily addressed our waterlines. Most of the work took place in our backyards and in the Neshobe River. There was some Route 7 work.
The Chamber wanted to help make this as painless as possible and used it as a model for dealing with issues during the larger Segment 6 construction approaching in the next few years. Tentatively 2017. We had good communication with all the parties involved and things went as smoothly as was possible.
Contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce with your questions, comments, and concerns.
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