Bernie Carr-Public Information Officer for Segment 6 project.

As of December 1st 2019 my position as PIO for the segment 6 road, infrastructure & streetscape construction project has come to an end. Any further contact and questions relating to the project should be directed to Town Manager Dave Atherton at 247-3635  ext-210.

I want to thank Casella, Dubois & King, the town management, the state and federal entities and the many sub-contractors with whom I had so much interaction! It was truly a learning experience and their professionalism and responsiveness was very much appreciated.

Most importantly, the residents of Brandon and the surrounding areas should be very proud of their ability to have coped with the massive intrusion that this project was on their daily lives and routines. Their patience, civility and support throughout made my job much easier.

For the business community, accessibility and the general mantra of avoiding Brandon, had a significant and burdensome impact on finances. Many thanks go out for their resolve to “keep their eye on the prize” and reap the benefits of the finished product. Their flexibility, patience and cooperation made the interaction with the contractors much more successful and contributed to the positive results we are now enjoying.

Along with many of you, I also had my home and business within the Segment 6 project limits. I feel this gave me the unique ability to empathize with the many large and small trials and tribulations that were encountered over the past 2 ½ years. Once again I thank you all and am so very proud of my town and my fellow Brandonites.

Bernie Carr

 

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!!! CONSTRUCTION NOTICES, UPDATES AND INFO !!!
 
Click on the pictures for full size view.  
The Civil War monument and flag with new lighting!
     
Tree grates being installed on Park Street business lot.
     
Casella Project Manager Jeff Chase going above and beyond, painting the road and parking lines after fresh paving was laid down. Worked well into the wee hours of Friday morning !
 
 
 
 

                   

            

 

“Daryl Burlett, Brandon DPW head and Segment 6 project manager, and Town manager Dave Atherton accept a generous check from Nifty Thrifty board members Marie Bradbury, Barb Sprague, Lucy Rouse and Laura Peterson. The monies helped fund the rebuilding of Central Park’s Band Stand.”
This donation was made possible by Nifty Thrifty’s many volunteers, donors and shoppers.

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Central Park- Intersections of Franklin, Park, Carver, Union and Center Streets.
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Bridge 114 

 
 
 
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Please read further down the page for helpful tips on water shutdowns and general info on
what to expect from construction activities near your home or business..
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 Click on the link below for a color rendition of the project that will allow you to zoom in on areas of interest.
Move your mouse to the lower right corner and the zoom tools will appear.
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Flaggers for the Segment 6 construction project have reported multiple close calls with drivers who were texting or talking on their phones. Besides being illegal, this is very dangerous!

Flaggers will note license plates and Brandon police will increase enforcement during the entire 3 year project. Unless hands-free, the fine for phone use while driving is $250.00 which is doubled in work zones to $500.00!! Please keep yourselves and the workers safe and stay off your phones in work zones!

 

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Photo by Alan J. Keays/VTDigger  Groundbreaking ceremony- July 31st 2017

 

Brandon, Vermont is more than 250 years old. Let’s face it, at that age, everyone needs a little facelift! Over the next 2 1/2 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 here. So, what will it take to get there? Patience. Understanding. Pride. Collaboration. Energy. Inspiration.

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. So a nice little chunk actually got done early!

The Chamber wanted to help make this as painless as possible and used it as a model for dealing with issues we’ll deal with during the larger Segment 6 construction starting now. We had good communication with all the parties involved and things went as smoothly as was possible.

And here we go! We look forward to working in the same way with the town officials, Dubois & King Engineering and Casella Construction as we go through this process in a way that is responsive to business and resident concerns, proceeds in a professional and efficient manner and maybe have some fun along the way!

Here is a copy of the brochure created to explain much of the project, process and schedule for the next two years. You can also find them in many, many businesses in and around the Brandon Forest Dale area.

Watch page three of the Brandon Pittsford Reporter for up to date info on the construction, and also promotions that the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Brandon Alliance will be running throughout the project.

 
Click on the links below for very cool video and still photos over the project
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https://airsharkare.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=30e373db96924a2bb08caa39a4448a88
 
 
 
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Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Brandon Alliance are excited to announce the monthly
winners of $50 in “Brandon Green”!!
 
Select Board preparing for the inaugural $50 Brandon Green drawing!
Winner #1- Sue Young-Walsh
Winner #2- Terrie Patch
 
 Winner # 3- Steve Carr
 
Winner #4- Ed Thomas
 
 Winner #5- Wayne Rausenberger
 
Winner #6- Nancy Meffe
 
Winner #7- Lisa Hope
 
Winner #8-  Sue Markowski
 
Winner #9- Heather Best
 
Winner #10- George Fjeld
 
Winner #11- our first 2 time winner! George Fjeld
 
Winner #12- Russ McColman
 
Winner #13- Lou Van Horn 
 
Winner #14- Liz Gregorek
 
Winner #15- Gavin Preseau
 
Winner #16- Sally Cook
 
Winner #17- J C Sharrow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winner #18- Sam Gilmore
 
 
 
Winners #19 & #20 were camera shy-  Dan Boyce was month 19 and his son Kyle Boyce was month 20!!!! 
 
Winner #21- Claire McGuigan
 
Winner #22- Caitlin Carr
 

Winner #23- Ardenia Murdoch
 
 

Winner #24- Chris Greco- camera shy

 

Winner #25- Kim Faber

 

Winner #26- Heather Best- Our second 2 time winner!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winner #27- Our last drawing of the project!- Leif Nelson!!
 
 
 

 

 

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