VT Boosts Paving By 23 Miles

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The state of Vermont says it will pave more roadways this construction season than had been originally planned, due to bad weather this winter and spring.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is using $2 million left over from the just-ended fiscal year to make short-term repairs to about 23 additional miles of road in spots scattered around the state.

Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says that will boost funding for minor paving projects by about 50 percent, to $6 million .

Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermonters know the state’s roads are in rough shape after an unusually difficult winter and spring, and he’s glad the extra repairs will be made.

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