What do streetlights, crosswalks, curbs and public safety have to do with artists?
The Danville Transportation Enhancement Project aims to nurture collaboration between artists, community members and engineers in the re-development of a section of U.S. Highway Route 2 that runs through the center of Danville.
COLLABORATIVE VISION SHAPES HIGHWAY PROJECT -The Danville Transportation Project is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Agency of Transportation [VTrans], and the Town of Danville, Vermont.
Over the years, much of Route 2 throughout Vermont has been widened and better designed, but the Danville section of the highway remains to be completed.
This first-ever partnering between the Council and VTrans is an exciting and precedent-setting venture. The Project is significant as a model of a successful interagency partnership driven by an awareness of the importance of Context-Sensitive Design. With broad public, private and multiagency support, the Danville Project provides a successful template designed to help small communities deal with Quality of Life issues as they relate to the demands of infrastructure.
Update: This Project is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed by 2013.