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I-89 work begins soon, Burlington project delayed

The Associated Press


WILLISTON, Vt. — A section of Interstate 89 that was damaged by flooding last month is set to be rebuilt in the next six weeks, but another highly anticipated Vermont road project is being put off until next year.

The Burlington Free Press reports that repairs are expected to start as early as this week in Williston, where Interstate 89 has been restricted to one lane since the June 25 storm. State officials say it took some time to get the project going because the state had to ask for and receive help from the Federal Highway Administration to cover the $600,000 cost.

Meanwhile, a separate project designed to ease traffic congestion heading out of Burlington during rush hour has been postponed a year due to disagreements over rights of way.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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