ADDENDUM #1: June 14, 2013 TO: All interested firms of record RE: South Hero STP EH08 (17) The bid due date is hereby delayed. Sealed Bids will now be accepted until 12:00 noon, prevailing time on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 1 Steele Street, Suite 103, Burlington VT.
Local Motion is requesting bids for the South Hero STP EH08 (17) project.
Location: Beginning at a point approximately 500’ south of the south side of “The Cut” in the Rutland Railroad Causeway, and extending to a point approximately 500’ north of the northerly side of “The Cut”.
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Work to be performed under this project includes: The construction of cast-in-place concrete ramps and landings on the east side of the causeway, the design, manufacturing and installation of “Pontoon” Type bike ferry docking systems, including gangways, floats and wave attenuators, the installation of navigation lights and the installation of signs. (Image above for illustration purposes only)
The Rails-To-Trails Conservancy inducted Vermont’s Island Line Trail into its national trails "Hall of Fame" on December 1, 2010, recognizing the trail’s spectacular attributes and decades of collaborative work among towns, the State of Vermont, and trail advocates.
The Island Line Trail unites the Burlington Bike Path, the Colchester Causeway, and the Allen Point Access Area in South Hero into a stunning 14-mile trail that travels along, and over, Lake Champlain. The recent award by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy recognizes the Island Line as a "rail-trail jewel in a robust outdoor recreation scene."
Hop on the spectacular 12-mile trail along Lake Champlain. The Island Line cruises along Burlington’s waterfront and scoots out on the Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the lake! Public beaches, natural areas, and scenic vistas abound.
Come explore Vermont’s most popular multi-use trail. Stop into ECHO, the museum of Lake Champlain. Have a picnic lunch out on the Causeway. Go for a swim. Click here for a list of trailheads.
Bicycling, running, walking, inline skating and XC skiing are all popular trail activities. Please note that the 5 miles of trail in Colchester are unpaved. Cyclists on road bikes with skinny tires will find it bumpy. All other types of bikes will be fine. It is a good idea to check the weather before venturing out on the causeway as it can be windy and summer storms may build quickly.
COLCHESTER:The major repairs have been completed. The trail re-opened to public use in October 2012. Thank you to the Town of Colchester, the State of Vermont, FEMA and all the donors to The Big Fix!
SOUTH HERO: Repairs have been completed. VT Fish & Wildlife and Munson Earth Moving repaired the 1/2 mile section that is part of the Allen Pt Access Area. The corridor reopened June 2013.
BURLINGTON: Repair work completed on the five areas damaged by the record 2011 flooding. Final repaving was done in April 2013.
THE CAUSEWAY BIKE FERRY:Thanks to a successful Big Fix fundraising campaign, we're relaunching ferry service in 2013. The ferry will operate 51 days starting June 14th. Through Labor Day, the ferry will operate Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. For the fall (through Columbus Day), the ferry will operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Details here.
Charlie's Boat House
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