Leddy Pause Place Construction
Construction has (mostly) completed on the Leddy Park Pause Place! Feel free to stop by, look over the new landscaping, and test out the newest fitness station. The last items that need to be completed include, new signage for the Arena and Greenway (Fall ‘23), mulching and stabilization of exposed soil (Fall ‘23), and final seeding and landscaping (Spring ‘24).
We’re excited to have finished construction on the last of the Greenway Pause Places! The pause place locations were initially envisioned a decade ago during the 2012 Bike Path Feasibility Study. The completion of the Leddy Pause Place marks another milestone in the completion of the Burlington Greenway Reconstruction!
Below are some additional photos from the project construction:
Update from 06/23/23
Construction has been underway on the Leddy Pause Place this past week, with the contractor getting to work on demolition, followed by replacing an old metal culvert and timber retaining wall. With the new culvert in place, they’ve moved on to stripping and stockpiling topsoil and are excavating down to subsoil to make space for a fresh gravel base that will ensure the long-term durability of the new pavement. As always, please follow all detour signs, keep out of the active construction zone, and follow directions from on-site personnel.
Construction on a new Greenway Pause Place at Leddy Park will begin Wednesday, May 17, 2023, and continue through to July 2023. A detour for the affected portion of the Burlington Greenway will be in effect.
Detour: the first row of parking closest to the Ice Arena has been temporarily closed for use as a detour for the Burlington Greenway.
For pedestrian access to the ice arena and beach, please use the northern access road that goes around north side of the Ice Arena. Several temporary parking spaces will be designated for ADA use closest to this access road.
Please follow all detour signs, adhere to directions from authorized personnel, and use caution when moving past the active construction zone. Thanks in advance for your patience as we maintain and improve our beloved park!
About the Pause Place
See the plan rendering here: Leddy PP Rendered Site Plan
The project will include renovated pathways between the Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena and the parking area with a large concrete oval at the intersection with the Greenway to provide more space for people to navigate this busy area.
A final fitness station will be added, along with bike racks, a bike tuning station, and new walkway lighting. A large bioswale will be constructed between the Greenway and the parking lot. The bioswale will be planted with native trees, shrubs, and perennials to beautify this stretch of the Greenway while infiltrating, filtering, and reducing runoff to Lake Champlain.
As part of the initial 2011 design for renovating the Greenway, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (BPRW) has created several Pause Places that offer amenities to users and improve traffic flow. The final Pause Place at Leddy Park will complete the initial vision for the Greenway.
The Railway Realignment Project
On Thursday June 16, the west side of Battery between Main and Maple has parking spaces removed so the contractor can repaint the roadway markings. Once the work is complete, parking will be restored. Thank you for your patience.
5/26: the new alignment of the Greenway path to the west side of the tracks is complete and reopened!
The north side of College Street connection to the Greenway is getting redone at the ECHO/College plaza. Detour for cyclists is at Penny Lane to Lake Street. Work should be completed by the end of next week or sooner.
the detour on Battery between King and Maple will be temporarily removed starting tomorrow (4/29) to approximately next Wednesday (5/3) for intersection work at both King and Maple. The detour will go back in place once that work is complete until the end of the work (which should be by end of May).
The detour between College and King remains unaffected and in place on Battery Street. Please follow all detour signage and respect traffic safety officials directing traffic at all times.
Parking has been temporarily removed on the west side of Battery Street between Main Street and Maple Street. The Greenway will be closed between College Street and Maple Street until mid-May. The temporary Greenway detour is now in place on Battery Street between Main Street and Maple Street with bike lanes going both north and south on the west side of Battery Street.
ADA parking spaces in this stretch will be moved again to the north side of King Street.
Work is wrapping up in Oakledge near the Flynn Ave entrance to fix the brickwork at the beach access, as well some final touch-ups from the work that wrapped up this winter. This should NOT affect Greenway path users. The entrance will be reopened this week.