On May 15, 2024
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Woodstock Avenue to change traffic configuration

State repaving has begun, upon completion four travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes with a center turning lane

Staff report

At the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, May 6, Mayor Michael Doenges addressed the so-called “road diet” on Woodstock Avenue that will change the road from four travel lanes to two lanes with a center turning lane. He told the board he was committed to the new configuration for about a year before the city discusses changing the configuration back, which would be at the city’s expense.

In 2014, this configuration was attempted but was quickly abandoned amid a public backlash. Some said it made the road safer, while others complained that it caused congestion.

The state has already begun grading Routes 4 and 7 in order to repave them, but the lane reconfiguration won’t be done until the project is complete and new striping is applied, likely late in the summer or early fall, Doenges has said. 

A mile and a half of Rutland city sidewalks are also scheduled for replacement this summer, according to the public works dept. 

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