Bennington officials are confident a recent report justifies continued state support of the southern leg of the Bennington Bypass. The Bypass is competing for funding with other projects in Essex Junction, Rutland and Hartford.
The report was prepared by the state transportation board, and considered factors like safety and congestion. The report was required by the Vermont Legislature as part of a condition for continued state funding of the bypass.
Local officials argue the southern leg is vital for the economic growth of the Bennington area.