Senate Approves $536 Million Transportation Package

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Vermont lawmakers have signed off on a $536 million transportation bill that includes money for interstate road paving, the state’s contribution to a new Lake Champlain Bridge and money for deteriorating bridges.

The state Senate gave final approval to the spending plan Wednesday.

It includes:

– $106 million for bridge work, with major construction on 65 spans.

– $77 million for paving projects, including 100 miles’ worth of Interstate 89 and Interstate 91 and 135 miles of state highways.

– $59 million in roadway improvements, including money for the Bennington Bypass, improvements to Route 7 in Pittsford and Brandon and work on Route 2 in Cabot and Danville.

– $15.5 million for the Lake Champlain Bridge, linking Crown Point, N.Y., and West Addison.

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