• Work to resume on Vt. rail-trail
    April 14,2013
     

    Work to resume on

    a Vermont rail-trail

    ST. JOHNSBURY — Work is set to resume this year on the first sections of a recreation trail on an abandoned railroad bed that runs 96 miles from St. Johnsbury to Swanton.

    But a shortage of money means it’s unclear how much work will get done.

    The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers began work on the trail in 2007. But the statewide snowmobile organization that agreed to develop a four-season recreation trail had to spend $300,000 and take two years to get the permits needed for construction.

    Vermont Public Radio reports that work is expected to begin this season on the two ends of the trail and a middle section in Lamoille County.

    Project Engineer Alan Robertson said federal money is available, but the group doesn’t have the required matching funds.

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