MAIN STREET PROJECT
In summer 2012, Johnson Village completed a $3.5 million downtown rehabilitation project. Below is the summary information about the project.
Johnson Main Street Project is a downtown revitalization initiative the goals of which are to beautify the downtown, increase the safety of Main Street travelers, and enhance the attractiveness of Main Street for community and business interaction.
- Upgraded and expanded network of sidewalks
- Safer pedestrian crossings: Colored crosswalks and curb extensions
- Community plazas with information kiosks, park benches and bicycle racks located at the Village Green, intersections of Railroad, Pearl and Main Streets and the Cold Spring.
- Outdoor spaces dedicated to year-round sculpture displays
- New trees
- New, energy efficient LED lamp posts decorated with hanging baskets, banners and flags
- Improved signage
- Reconfigured green space and parking at the Village Green lot
- Better defined and more visible parking options
Along with the construction of the streetscape improvements, the Vermont Agency of Transportation will rebuild the State’s stormwater drainage system.
Federal Earmarks secured by Senator Leahy: $1,984,000 (streetscape improvements); $1,000,000 (stormwater improvements)
Transportation Enhancement Grant: $294,000 (streetscape improvements)
Village of Johnson: $73,500 (streetscape improvements)
Community Forestry Project