The challenge in Vermont to re-build roads and bridges left crippled by Tropical Storm Irene will come at a cost. How much isn’t known yet, but complicating the bottom line is the desire to rebuild roads to be better than they were before to make sure future storms don’t wreak as much havoc as Irene did.
To talk about that challenge we called on David Antone, the director of Vermont Local Roads at St. Michael’s College, a program that provides road and bridge expertise to municipal officials involved with the state’s roads and highways. Antone dropped by our VPR studios to talk with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the high hopes and hard realities of rebuilding.
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