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Killington walkway to extend from Schoolhouse Road to West Hill

KILLINGTON-At the Selectboard meeting, Sept. 18, Seth Webb informed the Board that Killington had secured approval for a Federal Grant of $250,000 to fund the extension of the Killington Road walkway from Schoolhouse Road to West Hill.

A representative of Dubois and King outlined various components and a timeline, saying that bids will be called for in January 2014 and the completion of the project would likely be June/July 2014.

A few challenges she highlighted were drainage, ledge and existing utility poles. Particular attention would be devoted to crossings and lighting, she said. However, Dubois and King's design showed only one crossing at West Hill- attaching to no walkway or nearby business. Selectman Haff suggested more crossings at more frequented establishments. Bianchi agreed. A few residents added that the planned walkway extension could use solar panels for energy and benches would be nice along the way. It was noted that the existing walkways should should also be upgraded. Killington's Town Manager Seth Webb noted that the grant was for this specific section of walkway.

A public meeting is scheduled for November to gather further comments about lighting, design and location of crosswalks.