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U.S Route 2 bridge between Middlesex and Moretown now open

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) – Commuters between Montpelier and Waterbury can take the back way home again.

The Route 2 bridge in Middlesex is once again open to traffic.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation says a new one-lane temporary bridge over the Winooski River was opened yesterday afternoon.

It replaces an 80-year-old bridge, which was closed in May after it was deemed unsafe.

The one-lane bridge will be regulated by a traffic light.

Current plans call for construction of a permanent replacement bridge to begin in 2010.

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