Vt. spending $324M on road projects
BURLINGTON 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.