Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meeting planned on Vermont-New York bridge project

WEST ADDISON — Vermonters are going to be getting an update on the progress of construction on a new bridge across Lake Champlain to New York.
On April 7, officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation are going to be attending a meeting at the Addison Central School to update the progress of the $70 million bridge from West Addison to Crown Point, N.Y.
In addition to a construction update, topics to be discussed include plans to restore the site where a temporary ferry is now running and commemorate the original bridge, which was deemed unsafe in the fall of 2009.
Vermont Public Radio says that despite the contractor being give 65 extra days to finish the bridge, officials still hope to open the new bridge to traffic as scheduled on Oct. 9.

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