Second Vt. Interstate rest area to close this weekend

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The state of Vermont is closing the doors on four interstate highway rest areas.

The closings are part of a state effort to save $60 million in the current fiscal year. State officials say the closings will save $1 million a year and eliminate 10 state jobs.

The first – on northbound Interstate 91, in Hartford – closed last week. This weekend, one on southbound Interstate 89 in Sharon will close. In the coming weeks, a welcome center at the U.S.-Canadian border on Interstate 89 in Highgate will close, as will one on northbound Interstate 89 in Randolph.

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