KILLINGTON-At the Selectboard meeting, Sept. 18, Seth Webb
informed the Board that Killington had secured approval for a
Federal Grant of $250,000 to fund the extension of the Killington
Road walkway from Schoolhouse Road to West Hill.
A representative of Dubois and King outlined various components
and a timeline, saying that bids will be called for in January 2014
and the completion of the project would likely be June/July
A few challenges she highlighted were drainage, ledge and
existing utility poles. Particular attention would be devoted to
crossings and lighting, she said. However, Dubois and King's design
showed only one crossing at West Hill- attaching to no walkway or
nearby business. Selectman Haff suggested more crossings at more
frequented establishments. Bianchi agreed. A few residents added
that the planned walkway extension could use solar panels for
energy and benches would be nice along the way. It was noted that
the existing walkways should should also be upgraded. Killington's
Town Manager Seth Webb noted that the grant was for this specific
section of walkway.
A public meeting is scheduled for November to gather further
comments about lighting, design and location of crosswalks.