Public Outreach

Public engagement is a powerful tool in gathering public input for the identification of study priorities and in helping to develop transportation solutions that are specific to the needs and realities of the Addison County region and its residents. Follow this link to view the Public Involvement Plan developed for the Vergennes PEL Study.

Please share your thoughts on the Vergennes PEL Study and sign up for our mailing list to stay involved. 

Public Workshop Materials - December 2023 & January 2024

Workshop Handout

Comment Card

Please note, that all maps and visualizations are intended to be used for informational purposes only. These maps and visualizations are draft concepts. This study includes a conceptual engineering process that will take a deeper dive into the design.  

Orange Route - December 4, 2023

Pink & Blue Routes - December 11, 2023

Purple Route - December 12, 2023

Green Route - December 13, 2023

All Route - January 9, 2024 (Virtual Meeting)

The Study Team is working to compile notes of the input received during the virtual workshop which will be posted here as soon as they become available. 

Public Survey - Summer-Fall 2023

VTrans, in partnership with ACRPC launched a public survey for the Vergennes Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study to help explore options for reducing the impacts of truck traffic on VT 22A (Main Street) in Downtown Vergennes. The survey results help the Study Team better understand the issues that are important to the public. The survey was a tool to allow the public to provide comments on the transportation solutions being evaluated including new roadways, improvements to existing roadways, and an option where traffic flow does not change. Through the survey, feedback was received from all municipalities potentially affected by these transportation solutions including Ferrisburgh, Vergennes, Waltham, Weybridge, Panton, Addison and New Haven. The survey launched on Thursday, August 17, 2023 and closed on Monday, September 25, 2023.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Vergennes PEL Study survey this summer. We received over 900 responses from people across Addison County. The Study Team has reviewed and analyzed all the results from the completed survey.

The infographic below includes some high-level survey findings and needs identified by survey respondents. 

Click here to view the infographic. Or scroll to the bottom of the page. 

The Study Team has compiled and summarized the full survey results into a final survey report, linked below. 

Click here to view the final survey report.

Click here to view the final survey appendix (survey comments).

Click here to view locations specific comments from the survey. 

Public Meeting Materials - November 3, 2022

November 3, 2022 Public Meeting Handout

November 3, 2022 Public Meeting Comment Card

November 3, 2022 Public Meeting Presentation

November 3, 2022 Public Meeting Recording

This is the recording of the 11/3/2022 Vergennes PEL Public Meeting. It includes oral discussion of the concepts being presented and some online polling. The team also heard a significant amount of input via handwritten and online comments which will be collated and posted online at

All comments – oral, written and online – will be considered by the team before proceeding with next steps. Responses to some comments will be provided in the feedback summary document.

Additional comments can be emailed to the team via the website - Comments received by 11/23/2022 will be included in the first round of review. Comments received after 11/23 will be incorporated into project feedback at relevant points.

Vergennes PEL Study Concepts Overview

This video summarizes the concepts being considered for further study and initial feedback heard as of 11/10/2022. Links to the maps referenced in the video below.

Map of Concepts Proposed for Dismissal

Map of Concepts Proposed for Further Study

Public Meeting Summary

Municipal Outreach - Fall 2022

The Study Team Met with the Following Municipalities in the Fall of 2022:

  • October 4, 2022 Addison Selectboard
  • October 11, 2022 Vergennes City Council
  • October 24, 2022 Panton Selectboard
  • November 7, 2022 Waltham Selectboard
  • November 15, 2022 Ferrisburgh Selectboard

Municipal Outreach - 2022 Handout

Public Survey - Summer-Fall 2023 Infographic