Richmond bridge to close March 9 for stimulus-funded repairs

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The Vermont Transportation Agency says a bridge in Richmond will be the state’s first project to get under way that is being paid for with federal stimulus money.

The Bridge Street Bridge will close to traffic on March 9.

Construction crews will work 24 hours a day seven days a week so it can be reopened to traffic by July 4.

The $1.9 million project will be done by T. Buck Construction of Auburn, Maine.

Transportation Secretary David Dill says the Richmond project is a prime example of how stimulus funds will create jobs and improve the condition of Vermont transportation infrastructure of bridges, culverts and roads.

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