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   The following is self-explanatory.  For those who did not get the first
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                                Tony Redington





TRAFFIC GROWTH ON US 7 FROM BENNINGTON TO SHELBURNE A THING OF THE PAST: THE
REST OF THE STORY--US 7 SHELBURNE TO THE HIGHGATE AT THE CANADIAN BORDER

    This analysis presents eight rural links on US 7 near or at town-to-town
borders from Shelburne to the Canadian border.  The 1980s average growth per
from the base year was 6.5% yearly and for the 1990s 0.4%.  Based on a
projected decade to decade approach, the 1980s growth was 52.2% and for the
1990s, 4.0%.

    The eight links growth in the 80s and 90s, 6.5% and 0.4% yearly
respectively compares to 7.1% and 0.1% respectively for the 80s and 90s for
17 links from Pownal at the Massachusetts border to Shelburne.

    Again, annual vehicle miles of travel (AVMT) in Vermont also plateaued
this decade, increasing a post World War II record low of about 16% projected
for the 1990s.  The 1980s growth statewide was 57.8%.




                    Tony Redington
                    October, 1999






















US 7 FROM SHELBURNE TO HIGHGATE, ANNUAL AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC (AADT) FOR
SELECTED ROADWAY SEGMENTS--PERCENT CHANGE 1980s AND 1990s WITH BASE YEARS OF
1980, 1990, AND 1998

Road Segment        1980 AADT   1990 AADT      1998 AADT     Yearly Average

Percent
 Change
                                                                80s 90s

Shelburne--Falls Rd. to
  Bay Rd.           12,168  17,640 (1989)   18,400                   5.0
0.4

Shelburne--Hillcrest Rd.    19,038 (1984) 21,490        21,600          2.1
0.1
  To So. Burlington City Line

Burlington--Riverside   14.980  18,080      19,200                      2.5
0.8
 Ave. To Colchester Ave.

Winooski--Bellvue St.
  to Colchester TL      6,590 (1977)    13,610      17,000          8.2 3.1

Milton--Colchester TL
 to Bartlett Rd.         4,690  11,370       9,100 (E)                14.2
-2.4

Milton--Lake Road to
  Georgia TL             2,920 (1982) 3,880 (1988)  3,500       5.5     -1.0

Georgia--Patee Hill Rd.
 To St. Albans TL       1,860   (1979) 3,620            4,200       8.6 2.0

Swanton--St. Albans
 Town TL to Woods
 Hill Rd.           3,110   (1982) 4,620 (1988) 4,600           8.1  0.0

Highgate--Swanton TL
 Highgate Springs Rd.     780       1,060 (1992)        1,100 E   3.0   0.6


    SOURCE: "Automatic Traffic Recorder Station History."  1999 (series),
Vermont Agency of Transportation (VAOT); ""Route Log AADT's State Highways."
1997 (series), Vermont Agency of Transportation

    NOTES:  1.  "E" means an estimated AADT

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