Planning For A Burlington Bike Path Overhaul

By Amy Kolb Noyes

The city of Burlington has put out a call for consultants to plan a complete rehabilitation of the Burlington Bike Path. Proposals from design and engineering consultant teams are due by the end of the month. The project is scheduled to begin a year from this spring.

“The 7.5-mile Burlington Bike Path, part of the regional Island Line bike path, is valuable to the local community and the region as a recreation, health, transportation, tourism, and economic resource. Sections of the bike path were originally constructed in the mid‐1980s and it is past due for a comprehensive rehabilitation,” the city’s request for qualifications states.

Burlington is looking to hire consultants experienced in bike path design, engineering and permitting. Construction of the project is expected to go out to bid in January 2014. Reconstruction will start the following spring with a middle portion of the bike path, beginning at the water treatment plant south of Perkins Pier and heading up to North Beach.