BURLINGTON — Three months after work began, the intersection of Fairhaven Avenue and Cherry Street is pedestrian friendly and fully open to traffic.
The construction project, which revamped the former five-way intersection and railway crossing, wrapped up Thursday, about a month after its anticipated completion.
Burlington Director of Public Works Marv Pulst said work was slowed by a number of objects that were found in the ground, including an abandoned railway bed, tree stumps and an old section of street.
Now, the intersection has been transformed into a four-way stop complete with rain gardens, ample sidewalks and greenery.
Lighted posts are in place to illuminate the street after the sun goes down, and a green clock tower donated by the Rotary Club of Burlington stands tall near the Visitor Center.
Mayor Steve Sexton strolled through the area Thursday evening.
“I’m excited to see what this means for the vitality of downtown Burlington,” he said.