Vt. spending $324M on road projectsApril 22,2013BURLINGTON ó The Vermont Agency of Transportation said it has budgeted about $324 million on transportation projects this construction season thatís now getting under way.
Agency officials said the money will be spent on paving, bridge repair, highway safety, park-and-ride projects, bike and pedestrian facilities and other projects.
The Burlington Free Press reported that this yearís spending is about 1 percent higher than last year.
The big-budget spending categories are $108 million for road paving, $61 million for work on interstate bridges, $54 million for state highway bridges and $53 million on roadway work.MORE IN This Just InBy Amy Ash Nixon Full StoryRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads data direct to your head: On this day in 410... Full Story
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